In November 2014, award-winning Chef Hosea Rosenberg evolved his esteemed Boulder, CO catering business, with a food truck and farm, into a long awaited, brick-and-mortar restaurant. The eatery was quickly identified as a Boulder essential, and elite dining destination in Colorado. Its early accolades include “Best New Restaurant” and has been ranked among 5280 Magazine’s top 25 restaurants in each subsequent year. Its immediate popularity triggered an expansion just over a year later, with Blackbelly Butcher: Boulder's only whole animal, artisanal butcher shop and first independent retailer licensed to make and sell its own cured and fermented meats.
Chef Hosea Rosenberg is the Chef and Owner of Blackbelly.
Hailing from Taos, NM Chef Rosenberg's culinary path began while earning a degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Colorado. Quickly, he realized his work in the kitchen was his true passion, and he moved rapidly through the ranks as a young cook. After studying under established chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Kevin Taylor, and Dave Query, Rosenberg landed chef positions at Boulder's Dandelion Restaurant in 2001and Jax Fish House in 2004. His competitive work ethic combined with the experience he had gained, pushed Chef Hosea to achieve national culinary fame as winner of Bravo TV's Top Chef, Season 5, in 2009. By 2011, Hosea launched, Blackbelly; first as a catering business, then came the addition of a small farm, followed by a food truck. By November 2014, his ultimate goal was realized with the opening of Blackbelly as a full-service restaurant, bar and market in East Boulder, expanding further into the space next door in 2016 with Blackbelly Butcher. The business has quickly been identified as an acclaimed dining destination and top retailer in Colorado. To date, Chef Hosea has won numerous accolades including Best Chef Denver International Wine Festival, Guest Chef at the James Beard House, and he was recognized by the United States Small Business Administration as a "business owner inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit of the nation."
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