Expanding on expertise garnered from around the world and inspiration from our enchanted surroundings, The Broadmoor's award-winning restaurants, cafés and lounges continue to innovate and inspire thanks to the efforts of our diverse culinary team.
Chef Bouquin is only the fifth executive chef in the history of The Broadmoor. Leading the culinary teams at Restaurants at The Broadmoor, Executive Chef Bertrand Bouquin has proven his versatility and creativity in the drastically differing menus at each restaurant. Summit's American Brassiere cuisine, the Continental fine dining offerings found at Penrose Room, and the Italian-inspired dishes at Ristorante del Lago showcase Chef Bouquin's talent in classical technique and innovative style. Bouquin joined The Broadmoor's legendary team of chefs in 2005, overseeing Summit and Penrose Room. He came to The Broadmoor after serving as Executive Chef at the Mobil Five-Star Maisonette in Cincinnati, Ohio, the longest holder of the Mobil Five-Star restaurant award. Bouquin has had the good fortune to train under several world-famous chefs, including Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Pierre Bruneau. Prior to manning the stoves at Maisonette, Bouquin worked at some of the best restaurants in the United States, including Club XIX at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, and Restaurant Daniel and Café Boulud in New York City. His experience while in Europe includes key positions at several Michelin starred restaurants, including Bruneau in Brussels, and Le Prieure in Villeneuve Les Avignons, France.
Executive Sous Chef, The Broadmoor Restaurant Collection
Chef Patterson joins the Hotel from the Adour Restaurant at The St. Regis, NYC an Alain Ducasse restaurant. During his 5 years with Mr. Ducasse, David has spent time in his celebrated kitchens in Paris and Monaco, including Plaza Athenée, Benoit Bistro and Louis XV at Hotel de Paris.
Prior to his tenure with Ducasse, Chef Patterson worked with Chef Bertrand Bouquin at the Maisonette, in Cincinnati, Ohio as well as at Hotel Hana, Maui as Executive Chef.
In the winter of 2007, he took a step back from the range at Hotel Hana, Maui and pursued a lifelong dream to travel around the world. Spending time in Asia, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, he immersed himself in the flavors of the eastern world. His culinary experiences are a major player in new menu development at The Broadmoor.
Adam W. Thomas
Executive Pastry Chef
Chef Thomas comes to The Broadmoor from The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, where he held the Executive Pastry Chef position. Thomas has practiced the sweet side of the culinary arts in celebrated kitchens all over the world. He knew from the moment he began working at a San Diego bakery at age 18 that the confectionary arts was his calling, inspiring him to attend the San Diego Culinary Institute to refine his skills and follow his passion. Following his first year of enrollment, Thomas was given the opportunity to train as an apprentice at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Impressed by his talented pastry skills, the hotel invited him to join the culinary team full-time where he then proceeded to work his way up to position of Pastry Chef de Partie. In 2007, Chef Thomas had the privilege to work with famed chef Gordon Ramsay, opening his fine dining restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt in Ireland. During his time in Europe, Thomas competed his way to the world finals of the 2009 Valrhona International C3 Dessert Competition in Madrid Spain, where he represented northern Europe, Ireland and The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt. Chef Thomas’s leadership and experience had led him to be an opening trainer for several luxury hotels in Italy, New York, Singapore, Denver and the Bahamas. Joining The Broadmoor's Executive Culinary team in 2013 Chef Thomas has elevated, inspired and mentored his baking and pastry department to always strive, create and be the better than they thought was possible.
Executive Banquet Chef
Jose was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where his father opened up a small restaurant called "La Casa del Juey" in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. He began to build his cooking skills at the age of 18. Shortly after learning his love of the culinary arts, he chose to make it his life long journey. Jose’s gastronomic quest began at a culinary school in Puerto Rico and concluded at the Florida Culinary Institute. After graduating, his career began with PGA National Resort and Spa, where he became a Restaurant Chef, Garde Manager Chef, and Banquet Chef. After 10 years of working there, he became an exclusive Member’s Club Executive Chef. In 2013, Jose continued his journey as the Executive Banquet Chef at the Arizona Biltmore, where he worked alongside with renowned Chef Gordon Maybury. With all of Jose’s amazing culinary talents, he quickly was promoted to Executive Sous Chef. We are proud to say, he has now decided that The Broadmoor is where he wants to be. Outside of work, he is known to be an amazing husband and father to his three beautiful children, and on his off days loves golfing as well.
Chef de Cuisine Penrose Room
Originally from Wisconsin, Zachary Ladwig began working in restaurants while attending the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. It did not take long for Ladwig to realize his true calling was in the kitchen. After withdrawing from LaCrosse, Zachary joined the Forbes Five Star AAA Five Diamond American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin. From here Zachary went on to work with Brad Kelly at Five Star Five Diamond Lautrec Restaurant in Nemacolin Woodlands. Lautrec Set Ladwig up for success where he went on to work at the Williamsburg inn followed by stints at Gordon Ramsay, Bouley, and Corton all three of which were Two Star Michelin Restaurants in New York City. Most Recently Ladwig was the Executive Chef at the Inn at Dos Brisas the only Forbes Five Star Restaurant in Texas. It was here that Zachary’s cooking took on a style of its own through being heavily involved in the resorts organic gardening program. Ladwig’s cooking is decidedly market centric, highlighting the purity and simplicity of vegetables combined with European cooking methods.
After 15 years Chef Justin Miller continues to grow and bring his talent to The Broadmoor's restaurant scene. Chef Miller recently spent time in Italy studying authentic Italian cuisine and experiencing the Italian culture. He recently opened Ristorante Del Lago, as the Chef De Cuisine and is now bringing a taste of Italy to The Broadmoor. Chef Miller continues to create the dynamic cuisine at Play as well, prior to this he held The Executive Chef position in The Tavern, the oldest and most diverse eatery at The Broadmoor. Miller then took on the role as the Chef De Cuisine in The Penrose Room, where he held The Broadmoor's Forbes 5 star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant for 3 years. Chef Miller then brought his talent to Charles Court as Chef De Cuisine in 2012. Before his journey at The Broadmoor, Miller held positions supervising the culinary and operational aspects at The Sheraton Hotel and The Fluted Mushroom in Pittsburgh where he ensured creative daily specials and palate pleasing cuisine was readily available.
Chef de Cuisine Summit
Mark’s first position was a the age of 15 at a bakery in O'Fallon IL, he was there for 4 years and began as the hopper operator (guy who fills doughnuts) and progressed to second assistant baker. If you had told him that he was destined to be a chef at the time “I would have had a good laugh”. Fast forward to 2006 when he joined the Broadmoor and was hired on as a food runner at Summit, after getting to know Chef Bouquin he requested to become a part of his culinary staff. Under the tutelage of Chef Bouquin, he worked his way up to Cook Tournant before leaving the Broadmoor to go to San Antonio and work with Chef Bruce Auden at his Restaurant Biga on the Banks, he was there for a little less than two years before returning to the Broadmoor to take on a position at the Penrose Room as a Cook Tournant. In 2011 he moved to the Summit to become the Jr. Sous and then in 2012 he became the Chef De Cuisine.
Chef de Cuisine Natural Epicurean
Chef Brian Wallace considers himself a native West Virginian having lived there since the age of four. As Brian began his college career he soon realized that English and Photography were not the creative outlet that he yearned for. He was working in a small restaurant as a dishwasher, and soon became the salad pantry cook. The fervor of the kitchen lead him to enroll at Pierpont Culinary Academy (formerly Pierpont Community and Technical College). The first year he was a member of the hot food culinary team and served as captain the second year. In mid-2005 Brian began the prestigious culinary apprenticeship program at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, WV, under Chef Peter Timmins, C.M.C. Earning bronze medals in both hot and cold food disciplines during the graduation culinary salon, he graduated in 2009. Upon graduation he was offered the position of saucier under the direction of Peter Timmins again, but this time at The Gasparilla Inn and Club in Boca Grande, Florida. The focus was on classical sauce making techniques and menu development. After his tenure at the Gasparilla Inn, Brian made his way back to Morgantown, WV where he took over the kitchen at Madeleine's Restaurant. This opportunity gave him the unique ability to form relationships with local farmers where he was procuring about 75% of his food directly from the source. Brian's ability to focus on the flavors while maintaining the integrity of the individual ingredients made him the perfect fit to be Chef de Cuisine of Natural Epicurean!
Chef de Cuisine La Taverne
Starting at a very young age, Austin had a natural talent for creating delicious flavor combinations. He loved working in the kitchen, and would spend his evenings helping out at his father's restaurants. By the age of twelve, Austin knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to becoming a professional chef. Immediately after graduating high school in 2008, Austin joined the staff at the Broadmoor's Golden Bee Pub. It did not take long for the resort's top chefs to notice Austin's skills and natural abilities. Working under the knowledge and experience of Chefs Bouquin and Sims, Austin was able to develop his culinary abilities into those of five-star quality. Over the years, Austin's skills have been in high demand throughout the resort. He has helped the culinary teams at the Golden Bee, Charles' Court, Natural Epicurean, Play, and the Broadmoor Golf Club. Only seven years after starting his career at the Broadmoor Hotel, Austin took over the role of Chef de Cuisine at La Taverne Steak House. His unparalleled talent makes him the perfect man for the job.
Chef de Cuisine WIlderness Experience
Johnathan joined the team of experienced chefs at The Broadmoor in 2004 after working with now Executive Chef Bertrand Bouquin at the Maisonette in 1999. Serving as the Sous Chef at The Golden Bee and Penrose Room, as well as working as the Chef de Cuisine at the Golf Club Dining Room, Chef Frakes is now the Chef de Cuisine for The Broadmoor’s Wilderness Experience properties. Frakes was born in Northern Kentucky, and spent his childhood and teenage years working at a local restaurant, starting as a soda jerk and making his was up through the kitchen. There he developed his love for food and moved on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in 1997. He spent the early years of his career along the Florida panhandle, working the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg as well as Café 30-A in Seagrove Beach. There he refined his skills and techniques before joining us at The Broadmoor.
Chef de Cuisine 1858
Making his culinary debut at The Broadmoor in 2008, Chef Mario Viguie, originally from Puerto Rico, has begun to leave his mark on Seven Falls Restaurant 1858. Viguie began his journey with food at the young age of 10, cooking side by side with his grandfather in a local Puerto Rican cafe. At 18 he joined the team of one of the most respected Italian restaurants in Puerto Rico, La Piccola Fontana at the Hotel San Juan. After serving as an apprentice at The Broadmoor, Chef Mario joined the culinary team in the Penrose Room, Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant. There he perfected and refined his skills for four years until accepting the position of Chef de Cuisine for the Broadmoor’s newest dining experience, Restaurant 1858, located at Seven Falls. Viguie culinary skills come from his love of music and charming charisma, inspiring his creativity that is easily reflected in his food. Chef Viguie’s motto that he brings to his cooks every single day is “Love people serve good food”.
Josh joined the Broadmoor in 2012 as Assistant Lead baker. In this role he was assisting the Head Baker in the day to day operations of our bakery kitchen which produces bread and viennoiserie for the Broadmoor’s 9 restaurants,, banquets and room service operations. Before joining the Broadmoor Josh was the Assistant Baker at the Ritz Carlton Naples resort in Florida where he was in charge of all the breakfast pastries for the large beach front property. Josh has held numerous positions at other bakeries around Florida as well as owning his own Patisserie in San Juan Puerto Rico, Delicias. Since August 2014, Josh has been running the show at our ever expanding bake shop. During this time Josh not only showed great leadership skills, organization and a new creative light to our bread an viennoiserie programs property wide but also showed a new level of teamwork and camaraderie within the culinary department.