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.
Dear Liza, Love JacquelineApril 10, 2020 - Frank Bonanno
(Liza’s work hat) Dear Liza, You asked for a letter of recommendation from me three weeks ago, and it’s turning into an impossible task. Am I to unemotionally provide an account of your successes at Bonnano Concepts the past seven years? List your accomplishments in the form of a weighty encyclopedia? How you were hired
Special Note and CommitmentMarch 11, 2020 - Frank Bonanno
Were you mesmerized by your computer this morning? Unable to pull yourself from the updates on your phone? Googling things like “Best protection Corona Virus” and “hand sanitizer recipe” and “Jared Polis State of Emergency”? “Tito’s”? Like you, I’m at my computer, on my phone, in my kitchens, and at my businesses, closely monitoring COVID-19 as
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.