Our Chef

Kevin TaylorNationally reputed for his creative, unpretentious approach to American cuisine, Kevin Taylor is a Colorado native who burst on the Denver dining scene in 1985, opening Zenith at the age of 25. Zenith garnered culinary acclaim, locally and nationally, including the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Four Star rating.

In 1998, Taylor opened his eponymous Restaurant Kevin Taylor in the premier, boutique Hotel Teatro. This intimate and opulent space set standards previously unseen in Denver and Taylor has successfully raised culinary and service standards. Restaurant Kevin Taylor offers refined, seasonal menus of contemporary French cuisine. For eight consecutive years, Restaurant Kevin Taylor has received the AAA Four Diamond award, the Mobil Travel Guide Four Star award, and the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence.” Other major awards include: Nation Restaurant News’ Fine Dining Hall of Fame Recipient and Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best Hotel Restaurants,” Taylor continues to call this restaurant, “my pride and joy.”

Also in Hotel Teatro, adjacent to the flagship of Taylor’s fleet, is the stylish Prima Ristorante, voted one of Denver’s Top Ten New Restaurants of 2005 by 5280 Magazine. Taylor has created his own vision of contemporary Italian fare with a light, fresh take on Italian classics. Prima has been warmly received by Denver patrons and food critics alike, and has earned the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.”