The tagline for Old Major in Denver is “Seafood, Swine and Wine” – and Chef-owner Justin Brunson delivers. His focus is on heritage-raised meats, sustainable seafood and local ingredients – all passions he gained growing up in Iowa. After graduating Scottsdale’s Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and working with some of the industry’s top names, including Chefs Richard Sandoval and Frank Bonanno, Brunson opened Denver’s Masterpiece Delicatessen in 2008. Old Major followed in 2013, wowing diners with its informal take on fine dining. Brunson is also the man behind Denver Bacon Company, where he’s dedicated to bringing back artisanal American smokehouse bacon.

Brunson and Old Major have received numerous culinary accolades, including being named one of the Top 50 New Restaurants in the nation in 2013 by Bon Appétit, Eater Denver’s 2013 Restaurant of the Year and Westword’s Readers Choice Best Chef 2014.