Chef John Percarpio

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

John Percarpio
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Favorite Dish: Potato Anna

"I enjoy giving back to students the way the old chefs in my school did."

Chef John Percarpio


Chef John has cooked for Michelin Star restaurant Palais Lenbach Otto Stasse 6 in Munchen, Germany, been an Executive Chef for country clubs and hotels, and worked in sales for Farm and Home Foods. He won Manager of the Year at Renaissance Hotel in Boulder, Colorado, in 2019.

He cooked Julia Child’s 77th birthday dinner at Hemmingway’s Restaurant in Killington, Vermont. While working in Chef George Mahaffey’s brigade de cuisine in the ’90s, the chef won Best Chef Southwest.

He is currently re-certifying for the Certified Executive Chef® certification from the American Culinary Federation.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • State Food Safety Certified
  • ServSafe® Manager
  • 2019 Manager of the Year, Renaissance Hotel, Boulder, CO

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Chef - White Lodging, Boulder, CO
  • Executive Chef - Club Corp, Fort Collins, CO
  • Executive Chef - The Ranch Country Club, Westminster, CO


  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

Special Interests

Fly fishing and upland hunting ringneck pheasants.

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