Brad Heap


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.

Marisa Corzatt

General Manager

Marisa's upbringing on an Illinois farm instilled in her a profound appreciation of the farm-to-table concept and has been working in restaurants since she was 15. Upon moving to Colorado in 2019, she managed the Oskar Blues Taproom on Pearl Street and West End Tavern before moving a couple blocks down to SALT. Throughout her career, Marisa has exemplified dedication and expertise, infusing every aspect of her work with a personal touch. Her love for cooking and baking extends beyond the professional realm, often treating her colleagues to delectable homemade creations that serve as both indulgence and incentive.

Jordan McMahan

Assistant General Manager

Jordan is seasoned restaurant manager with a passion for hospitality and a taste for culinary excellence. Originally hailing from Georgia and owning a restaurant in Western North Carolina, he pursued a culinary dream by attending Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado. As a restaurant manager, he continues to bring culinary knowledge, leadership skills, and passion for outstanding service to SALT.

Charles Rivera

Chef de Cuisine

Charles is a seasoned chef with deep roots in Colorado, blending elevated casual American cuisine with Mexican and Asian influences. With 14 years of culinary experience in Denver and Boulder, he honed his craft, drawing inspiration from his foundation for flavor in Los Angeles, California. Charles is passionate about promoting physical and mental well-being through food, creating dishes that nourish both the body and the soul.

Sam Wood

Bar Manager

With nearly twenty years in the service industry and over a decade of high-volume craft cocktails in Los Angeles. He helped open the 80s arcade-themed bar The One Up in LA and has consulted, rehabilitated, and run other high-end bar programs. He most recently rehabbed and ran the bar program for a fine dining sushi restaurant in Downtown Denver. His ethos to cocktails is "fast, fresh, fantastic, and fun" Sam also just finished in the top 10 of Bartender Magazine's BAR BOSS competition!

Chef Gilberto Guerra

Sous Chef's Bio

Chef Gilberto Guerra hails from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, where he was surrounded by vibrant culinary traditions. Gil's passion for cooking was kindled at an early age through his immersion in his parents' tortilla business and the baking expertise of his mother and grandmother. In 2007, Gil relocated to Denver, Colorado, and now has spent the last decade honing his craft in the culinary industry. Chef Gil has brought these cherished qualities and traditions to SALT, infusing his dishes with the authentic flavors and heartfelt techniques of his heritage. His dedication and hard work have made him an integral part of SALT.