July 25 - 29, 2018
Crested Butte, Colorado
Chef Kelly Whitaker is best known for his Boulder-based Basta, a wood-fired, farm-based Italian restaurant inspired by his time off the coast of Naples. Chef Kelly concentrates on locally grown produce and domestic charcuterie to feature his passion for creating magnificent flavors from simple, seasonal foods. His restaurants have garnered national acclaim for their cuisine, as has Kelly, for his commitment to organic and domestic ingredients, making him an accidental activist for the cause and local leader of the national powerhouse Chefs Collaborative.