Jeff Bolton, Executive Chef of Kachina Southwestern Grill, brings his passion for culinary excellence to the table through his innovative flavor combinations and great enthusiasm for the cuisine of the Southwest. As Executive Chef, Bolton focuses on the development of key relationships with local farms, ranchers and dairies to source the freshest local products to be used in the restaurant.
As a child, Bolton inherited a love of food through cooking with his parents and grandparents, as they came together for meals with family and friends. Inspired by his grandfather’s Cuban heritage and culture, Bolton began experimenting with food from around the globe, adding his own flair to dishes from every cuisine. Bolton knew he was destined to be in the kitchen, and began working as a restaurant dishwasher at age fifteen, attempting to absorb as much knowledge of the industry as possible.
A Denver native and veteran Sage Restaurant Group Chef, Bolton previously held the position of Executive Chef at SRG’s Second Home Kitchen + Bar, as well as Executive Chef at The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar. Bolton is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and has worked alongside many leading chefs, including John Platt and Erik Roeder of Q’s Restaurant in the Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado and with Michael Paley at Proof on Main in Louisville, Kentucky, with whom he also prepared a dinner at the James Beard house.