Three restaurants and 15 years later, chef Brandon Biederman is no longer with Secret Sauce, the company founded and owned by Josh and Jennifer Wolkon. Biederman announced his departure on Saturday, December 31 with this Facebook announcement:
"So today is my last day with Steubens and secret sauce. I had a wonderful 15+ years with the best company I could ever imagine be a part of. I will miss all of my coworkers and look forward to what 2017 brings. If anyone is looking for me tonight I am a the Arvada store. Much love."
Biederman has opened Steuben's in Upton with Wolkon whose first restaurant venture is Vesta. He went on to open Ace four years ago and a second outpost of Steuben's in Arvada in 2016. He has been an active member of the chef community, participating in and contributing to many charitable dinners and events.
"Brandon and I have built and opened three great restaurants - two locations of Steuben's and of course, Ace - over the past 15 years," Wolkon shared. "I'm grateful for his countless hours of work, research, travel, friendship and energy that have gone into making Steuben's and Ace what they are today. Brandon is, and will forever be, part of the Secret Sauce family and we know that great things are ahead for him as he enters this new chapter of his career."
There are no immediate plans to hire someone to fill the very large shoes the chef leaves behind. And Biederman has no plans to jump into a new chef role right away.