For this installment, we sought out Justin Brunson, the charismatic chef behind the two-month-old Old Major in LoHi and the co-owner of Masterpiece Deli. He also recently launched the Denver Bacon Co.
5280: If you could emulate any one chef’s career, who would it be and why?
JB: It would be Martin Picard [the chef of Montreal's Au Pied de Cochon and Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon], because he doesn’t care about what everyone thinks. He cooks the food he wants to cook, and cooks with his own style.
—Photo by Ryan Conklin