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Nick Swanson

Culinary Director

In 2013, Nick joined the Mountain Sun Pubs and Breweries as Kitchen Manager of the Pearl Street location in Boulder.  Two years later, he was promoted to Executive Chef of Under the Sun Eatery and Pizzeria, the restaurant group’s entrée-driven, wood-fired oven concept.  During his time there, Nick’s cuisine developed a reputation that would lead to a catering company, multiple awards in the local media and an appearance on Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network.

Nick graduated with honors from the French Culinary Institute.  In addition to a stage in Italy at the Michelin-starred Relais Villa d’Amelia under Chef Damiano Nigro, Nick has worked in New York City with Chef Fabio Trabocchi at Fiamma and Chef Jean-Georges at Vongerichten’s Perry Street Restaurant.  He’s cooked for Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, and Calvin Klein.