Beaver Creek chef helps win Food & Wine’s people’s choice award
Beaver Creek – Goat in XO broth, served up by Grouse Mountain Grill executive chef David Gutowski and Girl and the Goat executive chef Stephanie Izard, was the top vote getter in the People’s Choice category at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival last weekend. Gutowski, a Beaver Creek chef, was invited to work alongside Chicago’s Izard, a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef, as well as a contender on “Top Chef.” Gutowski first met Izard during the Bon Appetit-sponsored Snowshoe Luncheon earlier this year, when he hosted her in the Grouse Mountain Grill kitchen. They prepared lunch together for the sold-out event.”Working with Stephanie and being in the company of some of the most talented chefs in the country while in Aspen was inspiring,” he said.Being at the helm of a restaurant in Beaver Creek opens doors through the resort’s relationships and international clientele. Opportunities to work alongside award-winning chefs are not uncommon because of the resort’s reputation. Part of being a great chef is capitalizing on the learning opportunities – and the reinvigorated sense of excitement about the craft of cooking they inevitably bring. Cooking techniques, relationships and using ingredients in new ways all translates into a more exciting menu at Grouse Mountain Grill, Gutowski said.
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