About Chef Laurie

Chef/Owner:  Laurie Adams

Hometown:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but Colorado stole my heart at the age of four on a family ski trip to Vail. The next summer we came to Estes Park, and I was hooked.   I got to move here in 97’.

Food Philosophy:   I use the best local sustainable ingredients I can find, and with a lot of love, turn them into something that I can be proud of.

Best Experience Ever: Spending a summer in Italy, learning everything I could about food. It was extremely gratifying and humbling.

Favorite Quotations:

“The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” -Julia Child

“The torch of love is lit in the kitchen.”  -French Proverb

     “I like my boeuf bourguignon with a side of whimsy.”  -Laurie Adams

Loves: Record Players, Funny, Cab Franc, Kumamoto Oysters, and Colorado Sky

Can’t stand: Olives, (I know!  I’ve tried), Clowns, Dishonest Food, and Microwaves (I have never owned one!)

Doesn’t Understand:  People in this industry that are pretentious. I mean, you are in the service industry.  Where is the pretense in that?

Strangest Pairing:  Popcorn popped in coconut oil with a frosty glass of orange juice (oh so good!)

Best Compliment Ever Received:  Someone once told me that for their last meal on earth, they would request my fried chicken.  Now, THAT is a compliment!


Please call us at 303-875-7285, or email therovingrooster@gmail.com and let’s get started planning!