Chef Richard Jensen

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts

Chef Richard Jensen
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Favorite Dish: Lamb Vindaloo

"I enjoy seeing students excel at something we teach."

Chef Richard Jensen


Chef Richard worked for Michelin Star restaurant Meadowood in Napa, was the Napa Valley Mustard Festival 2009 People’s Choice Winner, and did food styling for John Ash cookbook “Culinary Birds.”

Bringing a background in food styling, recipe development, and butchery, he’s served as an Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine, among other roles.

For 7 years Richard was in charge of the Guest Chef Tent at the Napa Valley Vintners Association Wine Auction. He is an American Culinary Federation member.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Manager
  • Napa Valley Mustard Festival 2009 People's Choice Winner

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Chef - The Club at Pradera, Parker, CO
  • Executive Chef - Le Cordon BleuChef Instructor, San Francisco/Sacramento, CA
  • Chef de Cuisine - Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena, CA
  • Line Cook - Redwood Park, San Francisco, CA


  • Associate of Occupational Arts, California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA

Special Interests

Fly fishing.

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