Griff Chiono, Chef / Entrepreneur, Grand Junction

Griff Chiono is no stranger to the fresh, sustainable cuisine scene. Now he is working on launching his own dining establishment this spring in downtown Grand Junction. A Grand Junction native, he studied Culinary Arts in Denver at The Art Institute and refined his classic traditional skill set in some of the better kitchens of [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Chef Brunella Gualerzi, owner of Il Bistro Italiano in Grand Junction

Chef Brunella Gualerzi, owner of Il Bistro Italiano in Grand Junction, was born and raised in Bibbiano, Italy, a small village in the Northern region of Emilia Romagna, which is considered the food epicenter of Italy. She learned from her mother how to make many of the pastas, sauces and other traditional dishes that are [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Grand Junction Free Press reports Edesia raises $23,000 for Marillac Clinic

 A full year of planning culminated in great success for Wine Country Inn’s culinary, wine and spirits event on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The annual celebration acts as a fundraiser for Grand Junction’s Marillac Clinic and this year brought in $23,000 for the healthcare organization. Marillac Clinic provides health services to Mesa County residents without [...]

April 17th, 2015|

Edesia returns to Wine Country Inn in Palisade March 29

Enjoy a variety of wines, all from Colorado's Grand Valley, at Edesia 2015. ABOUT CHEF JESPER JONSSON Chef Jesper Jonsson’s background and training make him a natural leader for the Edesia team of “celebrity chefs,” who will be demonstrating their culinary skills at Edesia in 2015. Before joining the Escoffier educator staff in [...]

March 12th, 2015|

Edesia 2015 Accepting Vendors

It’s not too late for restaurants, wineries, spirits and food purveyors to join other vendors for the fifth annual Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure on Sunday, March 29, at Wine Country Inn in Palisade. Alpine Bank is presenting Edesia, along with international champagne and cognac giant Remy Martin. Edesia benefits Marillac Clinics, [...]

March 12th, 2015|

Graham Mitchell, Executive Chef, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder

Hard-working grandparents in Winona, Mississippi raised Graham Mitchell, Executive Chef of Escoffier’s Boulder Culinary School. His interest in food traces back to his experience cooking with his grandmother and canning vegetables from their garden. Mitchell’s first culinary job was as a fry cook at a restaurant called the Coop Deville. He worked in Lake Tahoe [...]

February 4th, 2015|

Chef Josh Niernberg, Bin 707 Foodbar, 225 N. 5th St., Grand Junction

Some would say Josh Niernberg has a passion for food. While an accurate general assessment, that’s not all that drives him. To be sure, he strives to be the best—but his approach is more complicated. From his beginning kitchen back in 1992, he knew he wanted not only to be a chef, but also to [...]

January 22nd, 2015|