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Executive Chef - David Anderson

JW Marriott DenverDavid Anderson is the Executive Chef at Denver’s home-away-from-home eatery, Second Home Kitchen + Bar by Sage Restaurant Group (SRG). With an ever-changing, seasonal menu, Anderson uses modern techniques and locally-sourced ingredients to elevate the dishes at Second Home. His menu aims to be remain approachable while continuing to surprise and delight guests with unique twists on classic comfort foods. Everything Anderson does is with respect to origin, so when a diner enjoys one of his meals, it feels like home.

Hailing from Ketchikan, Alaska, Anderson was celebrated was one of Portland’s best young chefs during his tenure there. He came to Portland in 2000 and immediately began working in some the city’s finest kitchens. He spent time at Portland restaurants Cafe Azul, Southpark, Lauro Kitchen and Vindalho. In 2004, while he was the Chef de Cuisine, Lauro Kitchen won “Restaurant of the Year” from Willamette Week. While at Vindalho, Anderson was featured in Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He was also named as the "Rising Star" in the Oregonian's Diner Issue. In 2008 Anderson was named Iron Chef Portland and went on to earn the title Iron Chef Oregon in 2011. Recently, he helped Michelle Obama kick off the “Chef’s Move” program at the White House.

Anderson lives in Southeast Denver with his wife and enjoys spending his free time brewing beer and taking advantage of Denver’s outdoors by golfing, hiking, and biking.