Mon, 16 May 2016
California native, Jasinski is a Graduate of Santa Barbara City College, and The Culinary Institute of America. After being mentored by Wolfgang Puck, Jasinski decided to break off on her own in 2000 and took an Executive Chef role at Panzano, located Denver, CO. While working at Panzano she met her future business partner, Beth Gruitch and in 2004 they teamed up to open Rioja. Needless to say, this has turned out to be an amazing partnership and they've gone on to open three additional restaurants, all of which are located in Denver. Her accolades include: James Beard Foundation, "Best Chef Southwest 2013"; Bravo's Top Chef Masters, "Finalist Season 5"; and James Beard Semi-finalist, "Outstanding Chef Award 2016".