2018 Colorado FIVE member Josh Niernberg

September 06, 2018

2018 Colorado FIVE member Josh Niernberg

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Chef Josh Niernberg and his team during the 2018 Colorado FIVE season. I ate at his establishments and the experiences were incredible! They are spotless and in immaculate condition from front to back of house. His menus are innovative, approachable and executed to perfection. The staff is friendly, motivated, knowledgeable, and are total pros. This all speaks to his vision, passion, drive, and love of the industry—not to mention he is a true champion of Colorado cuisine.

His Focus is The Grand Valley on the western slope of Colorado. Read his bio below to learn more.  And follow Josh on social media to keep up with his latest fare, menus and events. Please do yourself a favor, go eat at Bin 707 Foodbar & Taco Party in Grand Junction Colorado.

Josh Niernberg
Exec Chef / Co-Owner
Bin 707 Foodbar, Tacoparty, Dinnerparty Grand Junction

A forth generation Denver Native, Josh began his restaurant career in 1994, working nights while spending his days pursuing a career as a snowboarder, Josh had the opportunity to learn from and cook for some of Denver's most notable restauranteurs and chefs of the time. In the late 90''s, after realizing his love for the business, Josh moved to the “front of the house” to focus on operations and hospitality. With hands on experience curating eclectic Spanish Wine lists and 300+ bottle tequila menus, Josh began studying for his level one Sommelier Certification. He returned to Metro State college to pursue a degree in Industrial Design, unintentionally developing a skill-set invaluable to his future in the industry.

Josh met his wife and business partner, Jodi (also an industry vet) in 2005 and in 2007 the couple moved to her hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado. The economic downturn of the late 2000's hit the Grand Valley hard, which sparked the concept for Bin 707 Foodbar. Josh and Jodi wanted to create a restaurant designed to make significant economic impact by creating a restaurant open twelve hours a day, seven days a week. With Josh as the Executive Chef and Jodi as the bar manager, the couple opened Bin in Feb 2011. With a staff of 50 focused on service and hospitality, and the food, beverage and wine programs sourced with the ethos of “local first, Colorado second and domestic last”, Bin 707 Foodbar grew quickly and garnered an amazing presence with the online review sites.

At a time when “Farm to Table” had yet to be coined, Josh builds menus based upon product availability from the region as a showcase of Western Colorado and Colorado cuisine. In 2017, the couple opened their second and third restaurants Tacoparty and Dinnerparty. Tacoparty is a quick service Colorado sourced taco shop. Dinnerparty is a private 40 seat dining room created to host multi-course tasting menus and collaboration events. Like their original Bin 707 Foodbar, the restaurants are created to showcase a unique sense of place intended to promote Colorado's Grand Valley.

Josh's focus in menu creation and sourcing are driven by the mission to both explore and continue to define regional and Colorado Cuisine.

Josh can be found on Facebook Instagram and Twitter at
@bin707foodbar
@tacopartygj
@dinnerpartygj
#thenewwest





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