Ambassadors / Judges

2014 Judges & Ambassadors

Ambassadors and judges will be an integral part of Toques & ‘Tails. All of the judges will be from out of state as well as some ambassadors. There will also be food and beverage ambassadors from Colorado as well as food editors of major Colorado publications. Ambassadors and judges will be among our the guests of this event, eating, drinking and mingling with everyone else. Ask them questions about the food scene in their city, their background or simply what their favorite drink is.

We will be updating the list of judges and ambassadors on a daily basis, so check back often and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



  • Jenna Johansen
  • Elizabeth-WoessnerElizabeth Woessner, Host, The Main Course
  • Alex Seidel Chef/Owner
    Fruition Restaurant
  • Jon Emanuel Executive Chef
    Project Angel Heart
  • Kelly Liken smallKelly Liken, Chef Kelly Liken Restaurant
  • Jorge 2Jorge de la Torre, Dean of Culinary Education Johnson & Wales
  • Amanda Faison Food Editor, 5280 Magazine
  • Lori Midson Editor, Westword, Cafe Society
  • Andra Zeppelin HeadshotAndra Zepplin, Editor, Denver Eater
  • Jim Pittenger Biker Jim Gourmet Dogs
  • Jeff Osaka Chef/Owner Twelve
  • Mark DeNittis Director of Culinary Curriculum
  • Sean Kenyon Bio PhotoSean Kenyon, 2014 Bartender of the Year


  • Anu Apte, Rob Roy, Seattle
  • Tiffany Press Shot-2Tiffany Derry Chef/Restaurant Consultant
  • Liza03Liza Weisstuch, Writer, Whisky Advocate
  • Nicolas-de-Soto-621x340Nico de Soto
  • Clayton ChapmanClayton Chapman, The Grey Plume