The Colorado Plate: Inside our local food culture

If you’ve tasted something delicious this season in Colorado, chances are there was a passionate cook who made it. But not just a cook. Go back to the farm, the butcher and the cellar. Across the state, countless producers are dedicating their days — and often nights — to furthering our food system. They’re concerned with putting full plates, now and looking forward, on our collective tables.

Welcome to season one of a new Denver Post video series, The Colorado Plate. Through these first episodes, you’ll get an up-close glimpse into the work of a farmer and restaurateur, a chef, a cheesemaker and a butcher. We hope their stories will inspire you to dig deeper into our local food chain, just as we have over the last three months spent producing the series.

What is perhaps most impressive about these four makers: Their work doesn’t stop at the farm, the restaurant, the factory or the market. Together, they form part of a larger movement pushing Colorado foodways forward.

> Watch Episode One: The Farmer
> Watch Episode Two: The Cheesemaker
> Watch Episode Three: The Butcher
> Watch Episode Four: The Chef