Chef Brad is a seasoned chef who is passionate about sustainable cuisine, hospitality, and community involvement. He grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and fell in love with cooking at an early age. He learned the basics from his mom in her kitchen. That's where his passion for food began. Chef Brad has been working in the industry since he was 13 years old. He graduated from CIA, then went on to apprentice in France and Italy for a year and half. That's where he learned French! He was a partner at Full Moon Grill, then went on to found Colterra Food & Wine. In 2009 he built and opened SALT. Chef Brad's favorite thing to eat at SALT is the vegetable tasting from his farming partners.
Chef Brett graduated from the Culinary Art Institute of Colorado and has been cooking since 2007. He started at SALT when it opened in 2009 and left to explore different culinary avenues. He found his way back to SALT in 2023. Chef Brett fell in love with SALT because of the sustainability and being able to learn and gain experience to grow his culinary career. Chef Brett's favorite thing to cook at SALT is sustainable seafood.
Marisa grew up on a farm in Illinois and has been in the restaurant industry since she was 15. She has held every position and has a passion for the craft. Her management career started working in the craft beer world in Indiana before moving to Colorado. Since coming to Boulder she has managed for Oskar Blues and the West End Tavern where she honed her managerial skills, and eye for detail. She then decided to bring her talents a couple blocks down Pearl Street to SALT. She frequently brings baked goods and savory eats she makes at home for the staff, and her flair with decorating can be seen in our cellar, where her design skills are on display. We appreciate her need to make everyone and everything better at SALT, and her desire to be the best at what she does. Marisa's favorite cocktail at SALT is 'Sage Advice'.
Xander was born and raised in upstate New York. He initially found his way to Colorado in 2007 to attend university. Since then he has established roots in the state and in the restaurant scene here in Boulder. Xander loves to share his passion and knowledge for spirits, wine, and cocktails with guests and staff alike. Yet his favorite part is exposing others to new flavors, ideas, and combinations with the hope to inspire them to broaden their own journey in the world of wine and spirits. Xander's favorite thing to eat at SALT are scallops & pork belly and his favorite drink is a sazerac.