Frank Bonanno is the culinary mind behind ten of Denver’s finest dining and drinking establishments. He is the author of the Mizuna cookbook, the Luca icookbook and the host of Chef Driven on PBS.
Since 2002, Frank Bonanno has been the mastermind behind nearly a dozen Colorado restaurants. Chef Driven offers a rare glimpse of the world from the eyes of a restaurant professional; Frank’s travelogue of experiences with growers, producers, artisans, and chefs who are shaping food culture in the Mountain West.
Jacqueline Bonanno is the Creative Director of Bonanno Concepts. She designs the venues, workspaces, uniforms, menus, training manuals and whatnot. She is a sounding board to the food obsessed and, as Frank’s partner, is very well fed.
At Bonanno Concepts, we strive to throw love as best we know—through food and drink and more. We aim to be a chef-driven restaurant family dedicated to satisfying meals, outstanding service, education, and community. Creating Happy People.
Industry news, events, happenings, how-to’s and our opinions on the culinary world, being an enrepreneur, giving back to the community, paying forward and how to appreciate family/friends.
Butter is Love is ButterFebruary 19, 2019 - Frank Bonanno
There’s a steak on the grill and it’s filling the whole neighborhood with that meaty fragrance. It’s looking delicious and fat and perfect, right down to the char marks. You can hardly wait for that first bite, anticipating even as the first cut spills juices red and running onto the plate. You chew that first
Throw Love Catch PastaJanuary 18, 2019 - Frank Bonanno
Hand made pasta is art. I made the pasta course at my own wedding. I rolled, stuffed, and shaped little pillows every night after cooking the Mel’s line–like wedding sidework–froze them on sheet trays, and transferred 100 or so gallon ziploc up to the mountains in an IGLOO for another chef to execute. White bean agnolotti
How do you run a dozen different concepts, produce a TV show, be a good father and husband? The answer is by surrounding yourself with a rockstar leadership team that includes Nick, Emily, Liza, Burton and many more.