jeremy kittleson root down RESTAURANT, DENVER, CO august 4 & august 5
Executive chef Jeremy Kittelson’s career with the Edible Beat’s team began in a serendipitous way — after a falling out with a business he opened, the Root Down staff recognized a kindred spirit in Jeremy and invited him to join the team. Aligned with the value-oriented philosophy and mentality of the Root Down team, Jeremy felt at home with their strong sense of integrity.
Jeremy joined Root Down in an undefined role — but when the opportunity came up to be executive chef, Owner Justin Cucci felt it was the right fit. Before Edible Beats, Jeremy had more than 10 years experience at several award-winning restaurants and resorts, including Chicago’s legendary Blackbird, a restaurant that had been decorated with a Michelin Star and a James Beard award, as well as Denver’s Ambria and Beaver Creek’s Westin Riverfront Resort, where he held the position of executive chef. At Root Down, Jeremy feels he’s joined a talented, like-minded restaurant team that is positive, ingredient-driven and sustainability-focused.
Jeremy was born and raised in Iowa and fell into cooking – an interest inspired by his grandmother – after pursuing a degree in English and psychology. Jeremy graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute with a degree in the Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts, Science, and Restaurant Management. He’s also a member of Slow Food USA.