July 25 - 29, 2018

Crested Butte, Colorado

Chef Ivan Giani honed his skills in the famed Cape Winelands Cuisine of South Africa’s Franschhoek Valley under Chef Chris Erasmus (Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, La Motte Wine Estate), taking additional culinary clues and lessons from greats such as British celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey, Executive Chef Seth Greenburg (Citizen Beverly Hills) and South African Chef Shaun Schoeman (Solms-Delta Wine Estate, Franschhoek). Upon moving to the United States, Chef Ivan brought his sensibility of color and spice as Cook for Braai South African Restaurant (New York), Executive Chef at Kaia Wine Bar (New York), and as Chef de Cuisine at Springbok (Houston). With obvious influences from his birthplace, Ivan’s passion blooms with fresh local products, working first to bring out the natural flavors of the food, subtly enhancing them with some of his favorite spices of coriander, chili, turmeric and cumin.

Chef Ivan Giani

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