Curtis Lincoln – Chef / Owner
Chef Curtis Lincoln has been fortunate to have a long and rich culinary history. Spending his early years with an adventurous family he had the opportunity to live in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Food and dining were an integral part of his upbringing and he and his family took full advantage of these environments.Curtis began cooking “professionally” while attending boarding school in rural Vermont. After a short stint in college he pursued his passion for cooking and moved to Manhattan. After a few years in New York he returned to Colorado and worked at The Normandy, one of Denver’s great landmark restaurants.
Curtis made the decision to receive formal training and attended The Culinary Institute of America in 1990. After graduating he worked for a year on the resort island of Nantucket. He returned to New York where he worked and stagiared at a number of restaurants, including The Water Club, The River Café, Sign of the Dove and Gotham Bar and Grill. In 1995 Curtis came back to Colorado and assisted Paul Ferzacca in opening the critically acclaimed Game Creek Club in Vail. He met and married his wife Kristopher and together they have spent the better part of their marriage working together in restaurants all over the country: Vail, Nantucket, Reno/Tahoe, Baltimore, Italy, Denver and Las Vegas. Curtis is happy to be back in Colorado and active in the local culinary community.
Curtis has taught culinary classes in Colorado and Italy, has worked closely with the Gluten Free Society and is constantly seeking venues to support real food, sustainability, and local producers. Curtis left his position at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in the summer of 2009 to pursue every chef’s dream of opening his own restaurant in what used to be a carpet store over looking Evergreen Lake. Oh how things change!
Chef Curtis has a rich Evergreen history…his family has resided here since the turn of the century. Curtis & his wife Kristopher have three kids, Aidan, Greysen & Ellie and live on the family ranch where they are entertained by chickens, goats, horses and their beloved rat terriers and great pyrenees dogs.