Characters of the Craft
Unlike most distillers, Kim Cavallaro started in the food industry. She was enrolled in the culinary program at Johnson & Wales University when she realized her heart was more in the beverage industry.
“The idea of being able to make a whiskey that contains the particular aspects you love is something that fascinated me. Having tasted and collected hundreds of whiskies in my life, there are certain things that I like about many of them. Trying to bring that all together, in one or a few types of whiskey, became a quest,”
Frank Frost got started early. At the age of 17 he had acquired a complete bartenders guide and got to know it like the back of his hand.
The next seven years of Johnston’s life were consumed by the tattoo industry. He gained priceless knowledge, inspiration and capital. That experience would serve him well after he met Nick Smith ...
Chris Haver, who grew up in North Carolina and regularly took ski trips to Colorado with his family, must have enjoyed those stays as a youngster. Yet, running a bed and breakfast in a small Colorado town wasn’t even a distant dream at that time.
Are you looking for a locally sourced slab of beef, pork, poultry, lamb or bison? Look no further because Justin Herd, owner of The Local Butcher Shop, is your go-to man.
With a background in hospitality and as a chef at a local hospital, “you taste things differently than if you were a bartender,” he says. “I thought it would be fun to create a brand that brings balanced culinary flavors to a spirit in a fun way.”
Once she and her husband Obe realized they wanted to start a business, she unleashed her creativity as the culinary director of The Preservery, a seasonal bakery, eatery and marketplace that opened in RiNo this spring.
At 21 years old, Nichols started as a volunteer at FRBC, and was offered the Head Brewer position seven months later. Nichols describes it as “a dream come true” to be perhaps the youngest head brewer
One of the state’s newest breweries wants to make sure that the community – inside and outside of Maxline Brewing – is as healthy as can be.