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Appointment27 August 2021

David Gross

Joined Panzano, Kimpton Hotel Monaco hotel as Executive Chef

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David Gross

Downtown Denver Italian restaurant, Panzano, located inside the Kimpton Hotel Monaco hotel, welcomes David Gross as its new executive chef. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Executive Chef David Gross brings over 10 years' experience to his role at Panzano.

Chef David's culinary career takes inspiration from his Midwest upbringing, where he spent many afternoons helping his mother make homemade pierogies. It was in this moment where he became enamored with how the artisanship of cooking is elevated by each chef's (whether professional or home cook) personal passion an d touch.

After eight years working in a variety of roles at local restaurants around Cleveland, David set his sights on growing his career and accepted his first sous chef position at a local Brasserie style restaurant, Table 45. Following his time at Table 45, David accepted a position at Urban Farmer Cleveland where he began learning the craft of whole animal butchery and the importance of farm to table cuisine. In 2017 David and his now wife moved to Colorado where he accepted a role as sous chef at Panzano.

After two years serving as executive sous at Panzano, David accepted a position as executive sous in Charlotte at Angeline's, an Italian restaurant located inside the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel. The lateral move provided David the opportunity to gain more experience cooking for a greater volume of guests while still playing to his love for Italian cuisine and refining his butchery techniques through the restaurant's dry aged program.

While Charlotte proved to be a great growth experience for Chef David, it was always his goal to find a way to return to Denver and Panzano. He was always impressed with how Panzano has maintained a true family and community atmosphere among guests and employees. Returning to Panzano, for David truly felt like coming "home."

As the new executive chef of Panzano, guests can look forward to David incorporating his Midwestern roots into the restaurant's menu by way of adding interesting cuts of meats sourced from local ranches. Chef David also plans to stay committed to Panzano's goal of providing guests with simple twists on classic Northern Italian dishes.
In his free time, Chef David enjoys hiking in the mountains with his wife and dog, fishing, off-roading and traveling the country.

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America.
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