EatDenver is a nonprofit organization of locally-owned independent restaurants committed to supporting and promoting the value of independent dining within our community.

Our mission is to connect Denver’s independent restaurateurs and provide a forum where our members can offer insight, support and wisdom to one another. With strength in numbers, can build on our collective knowledge and help our members deepen their understanding and appreciation of the independent restaurant business. We strive to elevate Denver’s dining scene on all levels, from service, to management and design, to engaging the community through our innovative outreach events.

Good food. Great people. Better business.

UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO
RESTAURANT PROFESSIONALS

As a member, you get to connect with veteran restaurateurs and learn from their experience. If you are struggling in any aspect of your business, our members have likely faced the same or similar challenges.

Great Advice

Quick Responses

Unlimited Resources

Real Talk

Great Events

Must Have For Restaurants

Over 100 Participating Denver Restaurants

GREAT ANNUAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

EatDenver sponsors multiple pop-up events and programs throughout the year.

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FULL SERVICE, QUICK CASUAL, COCKTAIL BAR, COFFEE SHOP, FOOD TRUCK. BECOME PART OF THE EATDENVER COMMUNITY IN MEETING OUR INDIE CRITERIA.

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DOWN FOR THE CAUSE
Be committed to the organization’s sole purpose, which is to support the independent food scene that contributes greatly to the economy, lifestyle and culture of our great city.

KEEP IT LOCAL
Your establishment must be locally owned and operated, with no more than five locations of the same brand and name at time of joining.

NO FRANCHISE LOCATIONS
You must not have any franchise locations.

FOOD AS AN ELEMENT
Food need not be the star, however having a food menu from your establishment is imperative to our group.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Adam Schlegel

Executive Director

Contact: adam@eatdenver.com

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Paul Nashak

President of the Board

President - Vine Street Pub and Brewery

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Delores Tronco

Board / Program Chair

Owner/Buckstopper - Work & Class

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Chad Michael George

Board Member

Partner - The Way Back
President - Colorado Bartenders Guild

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Troy Guard

Board Member

Chef / Owner - TAG, los chingones, sugarmill, bubu , sunnyside burgerbar, tag burger bar, guard and grace

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John C. Skogstad, Jr.

Board Member

Co-Founder/Proprietor - Beatrice & Woodsley, Two-fisted Mario’s Pizza, Double Daughter’s Salotto, Mighty Sparrow & the Sea Maiden

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Josh Wolkon

Board Member

Founder / Owner - Secret Sauce Food & Beverage (Vesta Dipping Grill, Steuben’s, Ace Eat Serve)

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John Imbergamo

Board Member

President - The Imbergamo Group

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Stephen Kozicki

Board Member

Manager - Carmine’s on Penn

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Aileen Reilly

Board Member

General Manager/Proprietor - beast + bottle and COPERTA