It was not exactly an smooth ride for Kachina Southwestern Grill after a scathing Westword review that led to the firing of its opening chef Patrick Hartnett. Chef Jeff Bolton was appointed executive chef of the Westminster restaurant on June 25, but he is not new to the eatery. He has been overseeing both Kachina Southwestern Grill and Sage Restaurant Group's Second Home Kitchen in Cherry Creek for the last several months and he was a big part of the development of the Kachina concept.
As executive chef at Kachina, the Culinary Institute of America graduate looks forward to developing key relationships with local farms, ranchers, and dairies to source the freshest local and authentic products to be used in the restaurant.
· Chef Hartnett of Kachina Southwestern Grill Dismissed [EDen]
· Kachina Promises a Magical Trip [Westword]
Chef Jeff Bolton [Photo: Food Republic]