Rioja – Grilled Colorado Peaches


“Most people don’t know that we have the best peaches in the country in Colorado. They really scream summer! Most grow on the Western Slope, where it is a bit warmer year-round. In the 10 years I have lived in Colorado, especially being from Santa Barbara, I have come to appreciate the local products that make Colorado so special, and peaches in August are one of them.” – Jennifer Jasinski. Chef & Owner, Rioja.



This recipe gives back to Work Options for Women, a charity that is near and dear to Jennifer Jasinski’s heart. The organization teaches food service skills to women who are experiencing poverty, operating out of two cafes and a mobile culinary classroom where the students get hands-on skills training. When Jasinski was a finalist on Top Chef Masters, she donated her winnings to Work Options for Women.


Jennifer Jasinski is a Wolfgang Puck alum who is now the Executive Chef and proud owner of Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, and Stoic & Genuine, Ultreia in Denver. Jasinski is also a James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013, a semi-finalist for Outstanding Chef in 2016, awarded Outstanding Restaurateur in 2020, and was named Western Regional Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation. To add to her many accomplishments “Chef Jen” also appeared on The Food Network’s hit show, Top Chef, and was a finalist on the 2013 Top Chef Masters.


1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

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Rioja Grilled Colorado Peaches
Rioja – Grilled Colorado Peaches