He quickly discovered that he loved to cook. When he graduated from high school, Chef Alberto apprenticed at the Denver County Club under a Certified Master Chef and competed in food shows throughout the United States and Europe.
He became the Executive Chef at the Denver Country Club, and later took the same position at the Denver Petroleum Club.
In 1994, Chef Al and his wife Lisa decided to relocate to the Winter Park / Fraser Valley. In Grand County, Chef Alberto has worked as Executive Chef at the Ranch House at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, the Shed, and Untamed Steakhouse.
In June 2008, Chef Alberto Sapien partnered with David McKnight to open Tabernash Tavern, which immediately became a favorite of locals and tourists alike.
Chef Alberto is featured in Denver’s 5280 Magazine, read the article HERE.
View the menu Chef Alberto Sapien has created
Tabernash Taverns offers a delicious selection of international favorites, including USDA Prime dry-aged steaks, seafood, vegetarian, and comfort foods with a twist. We also have selections that are made with organic, cage-free, free-range, and all-natural ingredients. We can prepare vegan and heart-healthy choices. Some gluten-free options are available.
**2014/ 2015/ 2016 Winner-Wine Spectator Award of Excellence**
We have 6 beers on tap, a wide variety of wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle from almost every country in the world.