Uncorked Kitchen Coming Fall 2015
Why just share a meal, when you can share everything that goes into making one?
DENVER, Colorado — Create. Laugh. Share. Eat. There is a certain magic that happens in the kitchen. It is the home base where the buzz of conversation is or the hustle to catch up happens. It is a place where friends and family come together to share not just a meal but connect through a moment in their lives. Chef Eric Robbins and his wife Katie Robbins are embracing tradition to bring people together through food with their new venture Uncorked Kitchen. "With Uncorked, we are creating a space where people learn to cook side by side through personal experience and collaboration. The energy the teamwork will breed – it's exciting," shares Eric.
Why just share a meal, when you can share everything that goes into making one? Here, you will experience all the laughter and little moments that happen before food ever hits the plate. Participants should get ready to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and experience how eating is only half the fun. Guests will practice basic to advanced kitchen skills using the finest and freshest ingredients while expanding their knowledge of the latest food trends. “The experience here is 1 Part Cooking + 1 Part Dining = 100% Fun. Our programs are social with interactive teamwork, and you will walk away with all the skills to make the recipe at home,” explains Chef Eric.
Coaching combined with a collaborative atmosphere means that from foodies to newbies, Uncorked Kitchen’s innovative concept caters to everyone no matter the level of their culinary chops. Adults can choose a culinary adventure for some me-time and meet new people, come with friends or reserve a kitchen for a customized private cooking party. Through camps, parties, and after-school classes, kids can experience hands-on, healthy fun with talented (patient) instructors. Kids learn how to cook, use kitchen tools safely, eat healthy, and leverage all those math, reading and science skills they’ve been working so hard on in school. Businesses can host groups of colleagues or clients and cook up some camaraderie and forget about the setup and clean up. So whether you’re a party of one or a group of forty, it’s the perfect place; because, eating is only half the fun.
The open ceiling wine bar features a wine wall and a soon-to-be packed patio. The combo cook and dine-in kitchens have a modern farmhouse feel and are geared up with top-notch utilities and equipment that you could find in your home kitchen. All areas showcase a stunning view of the Rocky Mountain skyline and roll up garage doors that let in the Colorado sunshine and fresh air. “We’re building a space where people can come together through a common interest in food and create relationships that go beyond the kitchen and back out into our community,” shares Katie. Individually, the kitchens support up to twenty participants, but movable walls allow them to join into one space for larger private parties, specialty programming, or corporate events. Katie adds, “It feels really good to be working together with Eric and my family to create a local business that will contribute to our neighborhoods and the thriving Colorado culinary scene.” Uncorked Kitchen —The joy of food in the making.
Uncorked Kitchen at 8171 South Chester Street, Centennial, CO 80112 is tentatively scheduled to open to the public in September 2015. For details and information about the grand opening and to pre-purchase tickets to the first adult events and kids after school classes, visit http://www.uncorkedkitchen.com.
About Uncorked Kitchen’s designer Roth Sheppard Architects: Denver-based Roth Sheppard Architects, the AIA-Western Mountain Region 2012 Architectural Firm of the Year, was founded in 1983. Known for its highly innovative restaurant, retail, civic and law enforcement spaces, the firm consistently transcends client expectations while delivering truly memorable experiences. With more than 85 AIA design awards and 20 awards from the ASID, IIDA, Architectural Record and other design associations over the last two decades, Roth Sheppard is best known for its ground-breaking design of more than 50 restaurants and high-end retail stores as well as 60 high-profile law enforcement facilities across the nation. Recognized for creating architecture that speaks to its time and place, it remains respectful of its history and precedence. Roth Sheppard’s design work layers art, technology and functional considerations while honoring the fundamental clarity of modernism. Recently completed projects include Sushi Den's new Izakaya Den restaurant, and the Denver Art Museum's new Administration Building and Museum Shop. For further information, please see: www.rothsheppard.com.