CineCHEF 2019: BADASS WOMEN CHEFS: DENVER VS. BOULDER

Boulder International Film Festival Presents

CineCHEF 2019: BADASS WOMEN CHEFS: DENVER VS. BOULDER

Jennifer Jasinski, Jessica Nowicki, Linda Hampsten Fox, Jessica Emich, Sheila Lucero, Corina Johnson, Shamane Simons

Fri Mar 1

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

Rembrandt Yard

$95

This event is all ages

Foodie fans rejoice!

CineCHEF is back (after a sold-out 2018 event!) with a competition among top award winning WOMEN chefs of Denver and Boulder. Eight chefs will create film-inspired dishes for a fun and friendly competition. Taste and vote on the star chefs’ cinema-based masterpieces, while enjoying live music, local craft beers, and wines from Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

May the best chef…and city…win!

CineCHEF 2019
Foodie fans rejoice!

CineCHEF is back (after a sold-out 2018 event!) with a competition among top award winning WOMEN chefs of Denver and Boulder. Eight chefs will create film-inspired dishes for a fun and friendly competition. Taste and vote on the star chefs’ cinema-based masterpieces, while enjoying live music, local craft beers, and wines from Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

May the best chef…and city…win!

New this year, Francis Ford Coppola Winery will introduce its new line of Great Women Spirits, branded after trailblazing (BADASS?) women in history. The line-up includes Maria Gaetana Agnesi small-batch American brandy, The Countess Walewska authentic potato premium vodka, and Ada Lovelace California distilled dry gin, all a great accompaniment to the delicious savory and sweet CineCHEF culinary spread.
Jennifer Jasinski
Jennifer Jasinski
Executive Chef and Owner, Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall Bar, Kitchen, Stoic & Genuine, Ultreia (Denver)

A James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013 and nominee for Outstanding Chef in 2016, Jasinski opened her first restaurant,

Rioja, in Denver’s Larimer Square to critical acclaim in 2004. Two years later In 2006, she and her business partner acquired Bistro Vendôme, also located on Larimer Square. Other notable openings include Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen in 2010, Stoic & Genuine in 2014 and her newest endeavor, Ultreia, in Union Station. “Chef Jen” was a finalist on the 2013 season of Top Chef Masters and won the Denver Cochon 555 in 2014. She was named 2004 Colorado Chef of the Year and 2005 Western Regional Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation. She lives in Denver with her chef husband Max MacKissock and their dogs.
Jessica Nowicki
Jessica Nowicki
Chef de Cuisine, Safta (Denver)

Jessica Nowicki’s food journey and aspirations to be a chef began at her her uncle’s bakery in Pennsylvania, where she discovered how food and cooking bring people together. Ultimately this experience inspired her to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Shortly after graduating from CIA, Nowicki moved to Chicago and gained experience in the kitchens at Naha and Brindille and created private dinner experiences at Oak Mill Bakery. In addition, Jessica has experience crafting seasonal menus as the Executive Chef of The Lunatic and The Lover & The Poet. Nowicki is eager to bring her learnings to Denver and join the team at Pomegranate Hospitality as the Chef de Cuisine of Safta, which opened inside The Source Hotel in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood in August 2018.
Linda Hampsten Fox
Linda Hampsten Fox
Chef, Owner, The Bindery

Linda Hampsten Fox is the owner and chef of The Bindery, Ltd. Born in New Jersey, Linda moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder at age 17. After working in the restaurant industry and owning her own catering business in Boulder, she moved to Europe for twelve years, perfecting her craft while apprenticing in Switzerland, Italy and France. Returning to Colorado in 2002, Linda spent the next years working with private clients such as Dr. Jane Goodall, actor Michael York, and Nancy Pelosi. She helped to create a cooking school in San Jose del Cabo and has worked to support various local foundations through her culinary expertise.

Linda recently cooked at The Great Chefs of the West for The National Kidney Foundation and will be part of Heritage Fire during the Aspen Food and Wine Festival. Her first cookbook, a collection of recipes from her mother’s kitchen, to the hills of Tuscany, into the hearth of the Bindery’s ovens, will be available at the end of the summer.
Jessica Emich
Jessica Emich
“The Culinary Fairy,” Shine Restaurant

Jessica is the first born of triplets. Her dual-degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Masters degree in Holistic Nutrition and Metabolic Typing, and Reiki certification help her to nourish herself and others from the inside out. She believes food is our fuel, and takes great responsibility in using only the best ingredients to support energy, digestion and assimilation. It is her passion and privilege to serve the community through creative and nourishing food and beverages. Jessica lives in Boulder with her Czech husband and two beautiful daughters. Together they enjoy all that Boulder has to offer.
Sheila Lucero
Sheila Lucero
Executive Chef, JAX

Under Sheila’s guidance as Executive Chef, Jax has garnered widespread acclaim, winning Best Seafood Restaurant in 5280 Magazine, Westword Magazine, City Search, and Rocky Mountain News. Guided by a concern for the health of our oceans and the state of our global fish stocks, Sheila has spearheaded a sustainability program at Jax. In June 2017, she was invited to Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress and lobby for several key environmental policies that were up for renewal. She also participated in the James Beard Foundation’s 2017 Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change in Burlington, VT. Sheila has now helped open three more Jax locations in Fort Collins, Glendale, and Kansas City.
Corina Johnson
Corina Johnson
Research & Development Chef, The Kitchen Restaurant Group, The Kitchen Bistro, Hedge Row American Bistro (Boulder)

Corina’s dynamic culinary background has taken her all over the country and thankfully has landed her in Boulder at the popular and innovative Kitchen Restaurant Group. Corina is an instrumental part of The Kitchen and Hedge Row American Bistros where she develops and implements recipes and menu items for all six locations including Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Memphis & Indianapolis. Other notable restaurant stints where Corina has worked include the legendary Tilth restaurant in Seattle, as well Loulay where she was as a Pastry Chef. In addition, Corina was the Research & Development Chef for Munchery, an online food ordering and meal delivery service in San Francisco.
Shamane Simons
Shamane Simons
Shamane’s Bake Shoppe in Boulder

Shamane Simons is the Chef Owner of Shamane’s Bake Shoppe in North Boulder—a culmination of years of culinary adventure, experimentation, and discovery. Shamane began as a pastry apprentice at the prestigious Flagstaff House Restaurant, before pursuing her formal culinary education at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Arizona.

Shamane’s resume includes time spent concocting lavish treats for recording artists such and Alice Cooper and Nine Inch Nails; and floating over the vineyards of France and Italy as personal chef for an exclusive hot air balloon company.

Shamane’s travels eventually brought her back to Boulder, where she built the bakery for The Med and Brasserie 1010 restaurants, before opening the beloved business that bears her name in April of 2004.
Venue Information:
Rembrandt Yard
1301 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://rembrandtyard.com/