Announcing the 10th year Lineup and Events for 2017


From James Beard awards to Food Network accolades to Denver being ranked the third hottest food city in 2016 by Zagat, Colorado’s culinary and bar scene is exploding. And though there are a lot of factors contributing to the newly found recognition, there’s one group that has worked for a decade to show what Colorado is dishing up.

Started by Leigh Sullivan in 2006, FIVE is a collaborative program that gathers five top Colorado chefs along with a beverage team each year to work together to serve a spectacular annual meal at the James Beard House (this year’s dinner takes place Oct. 6).

This year’s group: chef Darrel Truett, a FIVE alumni chef and executive chef at Barolo Grill; Elan Wenzel, sushi chef at Sushi Sasa and owner of Chefs Custom Cutlery; pastry chef Samm Sherman; Mark Dym, chef and owner of Racca’s Pizzeria; and Duane Walker, chef de cuisine at Centra Mexican (Big Red F), along with cocktail expert Steven Waters and Ryan Fletter, advanced sommelier and owner of Barolo Grill.


Event Schedule:

March 13 6p FIVE at Five @ Barolo Grill

April 10 6p FIVE at Five with Elan from Sushi Sasa @ Polidori Sausage  | Purchase Tickets HERE

May 8 6p FIVE at Five with Samm  (location tbd) 

June 16 1p Aspen Party

June 15-17 Aspen Food & Wine

August 14 6p FIVE at Five with Duane, Big Red F (location tbd)

September 11 6p FIVE with Mark Dim at Racca’s downtown

October 6 James Beard dinner

Oct 4-7 New York

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