Jake Linzinmeir Brings Mountain Dining with Flare to Telluride

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Telluride, CO - The name Telluride is synonymous with world class skiing, and world class dining. Continuing to raise the bar as the industry benchmark, Telluride Ski Resort has recently hired renowned restaurateur Jake Linzinmeir as Executive Director of Culinary Services.

Telluride’s restaurants and cuisine are more often compared with New York and L.A than mountain resorts. With options ranging from the rustic and historic Gorrono Ranch to the European elegance of Alpino Vino located at almost 12,000 feet, Telluride Ski Resort offers an unmatched quality and variety of dining for all tastes.

Since 1992, Linzinmeir has been a Telluride restaurateur, owning and operating several restaurants, including The Excelsior Café, Blue Point Grill, X Café and Telluride Conference Center through his Alchemy Hospitality Group. The company also consults on restaurant concept development and design.

“With his dedication to the industry and innovative ideas, Jake is a great addition to the team,” said CEO Dave Riley. “We look forward to seeing the dining experience and quality of cuisine at Telluride Ski & Golf taken to a level not found in the mountain resort industry.”

Linzinmeir, who is originally from the Midwest, was extremely fortunate in being able travel the world and experience an array of cuisines and cultures with his family. His father a pilot, they traveled together around Asia, Europe and America experiencing a world of astounding sights, aromas and flavors.

With this influence, he chose to attend Cornell University’s acclaimed School of Hotel Administration. Linzinmeir later went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America and the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners, where he received his Masters Degree in Italian Culinary & Wine and was selected to stage with the Michelin Three Star Le Calandre with Chef Massimiliano Aljamo, in Padova, Italy.

Linzinmeir has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, in Bon Appétit, Food Arts and Newsweek, and was recently selected as one of the industry’s Rising Stars by Restaurant Hospitality magazine.

“I am looking forward to being a part of the team at Telluride Ski & Golf, and bringing a fresh flare to the already great dining experience,” said Linzinmeir.

With Linzinmeir leading the Culinary Services team at Telluride Ski Resort, you can expect to see fresh ideas and new flavors at every one of its eight establishments around the mountain.