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Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, in 1990. After graduation he returned to his home town of Milwaukee, WI in order to hone his skills in offsite catering operations. It was then time for him to step up his game in the culinary world and moved to Rye, NY where he became the banquet chef for the world acclaimed Westchester Country Club. After many Wall Street weddings and PGA golf tournaments Jeff headed back to the Midwest to train under James Beard award winning chef Paul Bartolotta at Chicago’s Spiaggia. Jeff continued to spend the next 10 years of his career with Levy Restaurants as the opening chef of the MCI Center in Washington, DC and Executive Chef of the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. He then ventured into his entrepreneurial phase as the operating partner of the franchisee group to open Qdoba Mexican Grills in Las Vegas, NV. Jeff successfully built and opened 2 locations in a one year period of time. Missing all of what Denver and Colorado had to offer, Jeff returned to Denver as the Director of Food and Beverage at Loews Denver Hotel. Three years later Jeff made his move to become the Consulting General Manager of Second Home Kitchen and Bar for the Sage Restaurant Group in Denver’s posh Cherry Creek. This venture was a re-concept, reconstruction that generated a new facility that produced sales up to 60% higher than the previous restaurant in its opening year. Jeff returned to sharpen and keep his skills fresh and up to date as the General Manager of TAG on Denvers famed restaurant row Larimer Square. Jeff’s philanthropic side has been demonstrated giving back to the Denver community and abroad through playing a major role in the organization and execution of the 2007 Uplift Internationale’s chef event fundraiser raising $70,000, hosting and organization of the 2008 “I AM WOMAN” event raising over $4,000 in four hours for the local Colorado organization Sense of Security, Celebrity Chef participant in the liver foundation and also the March of Dimes Culinary Series. Jeffrey currently resides in Denver, CO with his wife Libby.