Jeff Bolton, Executive Chef for Second Home Kitchen and Bar and the JW Marriott, Cherry Creek, brings his passion for culinary excellence to the table by creating a unique restaurant, banquet and in-room dining, and overall experience in the 196-room luxury property that blends luxurious appointments with state-of-the-art amenities.
Denver native Jeff Bolton is glad to be home at Second Home, creating polished comfort food that’s innovative, unexpected and delicious. Since childhood, Bolton inherited a love of food from his Cuban grandfather, and knew he was destined for the kitchen. Because of his cultural upbringing, Bolton began experimenting with food from around the globe. Willing to try anything once, he bravely entered the unknown, sampling familiar dishes from every cuisine and adding his own flair.
Bolton graduated from The Culinary Institute of America with an associate degree in culinary arts in 2000; he also studied with local chefs John Platt and Erik Roeder at Q’s Restaurant in the Hotel Bolderado. Bolton honed his culinary skills in Kentucky, where he helped open Proof On Main, which was rated one of the 20 best new restaurants in the US by Esquire, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Martha’s Vineyard, Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina. In New York, alongside Chef Michael Paley, he prepared a James Beard dinner.