Susie Jimenez




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It seemed natural for me to become a chef growing up with a family that migrated to pick the seasonal crops every year. The love and passion for food is present every day since my life does revolve around what I’m going to prepare for my husband, friends and family. But the inspiration I get from a memory, a conversation or looking at something makes me happy to have found my calling.
One thing you realize as a chef is that you never stop learning. I continue to learn from those around me, whether is visiting a different place, listening to someone story about their upbringing or tasting something that makes me want to re-create, it’s just never ending. The best part is, I get to bring it to you to get inspired by.
Filming for Food Network, Utilisima, Sportsman’s Channel, Aspen82 and Grassroots has allowed me to create a stage to inspire others with new innovative ideas. My monthly food column in The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reaches the valley and they get to read a story with a recipe. My local radio show Spice It Up with Susie Jimenez on KNFO gives me one hour to talk about not just the culinary world in the valley, but upcoming events. It also gives other the ability to promote themselves and their services by having organic conversations about what they are trying to do in the culinary world. Now Spice It Up Catering has allowed me to share and inspire others.

Is there a humorous experience or something of interest that happened during your life that has contributed to the kind of chef you are today?

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