Culinary Team

Join our talented chefs

Here at Uncorked Kitchen, our professional chefs guide and work side-by-side with our guests to help them transform some of the world's finest ingredients into a soulful family-style meal that's ultimately enjoyed sitting down...together.

Kids' Culinary Instructor:

Do you love cooking? Do you love working with kids?

Apply to be an Uncorked Kitchen Kids' Chef instructor

The position is responsible for teaching summer camp, after school class series and birthday parties for kids between 6 and 17 years of age. Instructors will be responsible for setting up the kitchen, organizing prep and portioning out ingredients for the kids, teaching cooking techniques and kitchen safety, cleaning up and breakdown of the kitchen. Daily communication with parents will also be required to discuss how the kids are doing in camp.

We are looking for someone that loves sharing their passion of cooking with kids and enjoys seeing the wonder and amazement that cooking can bring to children.

Desired Traits:
- Passion for working with kids!
- Must be engaging and be able to get kids/youth to get excited about food, cooking, dining, and the magic of the kitchen environment.
- Be able to communicate effectively with parents.
- Ability to adhere to a timeline and create lesson plans to execute the menus provided.
- Ability to think on your feet and address issues without getting flustered.
- Team player, someone who is willing to help wherever it is needed.
- Someone who has an eye for cleanliness and appreciation for leaving a space cleaner than you found it.

- Demonstrated successful teaching and/or training experience with kids
- Experience with kids in a classroom setting or camp setting or similar
- 2 Years kitchen operations experience
- Culinary degree or equivalent Sous Chef experience considered in lieu of degree.
- Valid Food Handlers / Food Managers Certification is a plus

To apply please send your resume to us via Questions please call us at 720-907-3838

CHEF DOUG KASTENDIECK- chef instructor

Johnson & Wales - Degree in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management

Growing up, food was always a strong part of Doug’s family life. Both of Doug’s grandmothers were excellent cooks, and since one was from Poland and the other from Florida, his influences were broad from the beginning. Always looking to help in the kitchen, he knew food was his passion at a young age, and with busy professional parents he was able to practice this skill preparing dinner for his family.

Doug’s first foray into restaurant life was after college working in the front of the house at the Café Bistro in Nordstrom Cherry Creek. Once he experienced the atmosphere, camaraderie, and pace of working in restaurants, he was hooked. Doug quickly moved to the back of the house where he worked his way up to Lead Line Cook. During this time, Doug attended Johnson & Wales University where he received a Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Food Service Management.

Upon finishing culinary school, Doug became the sous chef at Castle Rock Adventist hospital. Their goal was to redefine the concept of hospital food to make it a pleasurable experience for the patients in both body and mind.

Doug joined Uncorked Kitchen in May of 2018 as the Wine Bar Chef, where he creates menus that change with the season. Doug also brings his passion and enthusiasm for food to the classroom as a Chef Instructor. Always looking to broaden his knowledge of cuisines, Doug loves to make worldly foods; his favorite is Asian foods ranging from Vietnamese to Indian to Singaporean. He loves to share this knowledge and is always happiest when talking about food.

Chef zoe hohman

Johnson & Wales– Degree in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry & Bachelor's in Science and Culinary Nutrition

Chef Zoe Hohman grew up in her mother’s coffeeshop in Towson, Maryland and as you can imagine, began drinking coffee at the ripe age of 8 years old. Her mom put that creativity and energy to good use helping her create menu items for the shop and baking goodies for the guests!

She knew that food, and the science behind food, would be her passion as she grew older. She graduated from Johnson and Wales with two Associates degrees, one in Culinary Arts & one in Baking and Pastry, in addition to her Bachelor’s in Science and Culinary Nutrition. She has been working in the food industry for 10 years, and has been the Executive Pastry Chef at Colorado’s own Yaya’s European Bistro among another positions.

She desires to be a Food Technologist for a test kitchen, focusing on recipe development, and in the meantime LOVE teaching others about cooking, creating decadent dishes in coordination with our wine bar team, and bringing a smile to everyone’s faces around her.

Chef Edward Lim

Kendall College - Associates degree in Culinary Arts

Hailing from a multi-generational restaurant family in San Antonio, Texas, Edward spent many hours helping out both in the back and front of his family’s restaurant. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, he began his career path in education teaching early elementary school in the Chicago Public School District.

After a number of years working in education and publishing, the culinary world called again and he enrolled in Kendall College in Chicago where he earned his AAS in Culinary Arts. Soon after, he completed his culinary externship at Disney World at the Magic Kingdom.

After finishing his externship he moved to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area where he hosted culinary events for kids and adults which included organizing the after school cooking program.

Edward joined the Uncorked family in July of 2021 and as a Chef Instructor, Edward loves combining his two passions – teaching and cooking – and connecting with people on a one-on-one basis. He loves exploring foods with bold flavors like Thai, Indian, and Japanese but is always looking for new and exciting dishes and techniques.


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