Clint Ketchum

High Rider

Nov 16, 2010
Outside Magazine
Clint Ketchum

Clint Ketchum    Photo: Ture Lillegraven Styling by Michael Kucmeroski

"My parents never approved of me being a chef," says Denver native Clint Ketchum, "but food was my passion, and I did what I wanted." After working his way up the line in some of Colo­rado's swankiest eateries, including Denver's award-winning Papillon Cafe, Ketchum is now the chef de cuisine at Breckenridge's Relish. And while he manages to snowboard some 120 days a year, his biggest rush still comes from serving up locally sourced buffalo, lamb, and trout to diners at this upscale but unpretentious joint. "We have an open kitchen," the 31-year-old says. "It's one of the best feelings, to see a table that's really loud and having a good time go dead quiet when the food arrives."

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