Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Samoska
"Local, fresh fare paired with regional beverages is the true definition of new cuisine."
-Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Samoska, Pub 17 on Welton Street
Chef Samoska comes to Denver from The Woodlands, Texas where he was the Chef de Cuisine, overseeing culinary operations for Hyatt Market Street, an upscale boutique hotel. He was also Chef de Cuisine at Hyatt Regency Houston for two years and Sous Chef at Hyatt Regency Greenville prior to that. He began his Hyatt career as a Culinary Corporate Management Trainee in 2008 at Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport.
In his new role, Chef Samoska's focus is on creating eclectic, new American Pub fare in a stylish setting that highlights Colorado produce and game, utilizing natural organic ingredients whenever possible. Guests are invited to stay inside their comfort zone and choose from an array of expertly prepared traditional foods, such as house-cured smoked ham, Colorado lamb and a selection of gourmet burgers. The menu also allows a venture into the unfamiliar with smoked habanero green chili pimento cheese and calamari "steak fries".
Every signature dish the chef has created is styled to complement a long list of local microbrews, in fact up to 50 under one roof. Some are with very limited release and difficult to find anyplace else. The extensive beverage menu branches out to include award-winning western slope wines and signature concoctions such as a selection of "Hop Tails" (cocktails made with beer), the Original Rocky Mountain Mule and more.
Chef Samoka is a graduate of the Texas Culinary Academy, Le Condon Bleu, with an associate's degree in Culinary Arts and holds two Bachelor's Degrees from the University of Missouri.