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Denver Museum of Nature & Science Hires Executive Chef

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Hires Executive Chef

Denver—May 22, 2013—The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has named Patrick Hartnett as executive chef. Hartnett has big plans for the Museum’s T-Rex Cafe and special events menus, particularly offering food that is healthier and more locally sourced and sustainably practiced.

“Over the next year we’ll be partnering with local farmers and producers to positively impact the Museum’s footprint and provide healthier options,” said Hartnett. “I’m thrilled to be working at the Museum and moving toward some great changes that I think will please our daily visitors as well as the special guests who attend more than 750 events at the Museum each year.”

Hartnett has been cooking professionally for more than 30 years in restaurants, hotels, and resorts. He has trained under various highly acclaimed European and American chefs and has traveled all over the world to become well-versed in many styles of cuisine.

Prior to joining the Museum, Hartnett served as the head chef at the Westin Westminster where he helped open Kachina Southwest Grill.

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Media Contact:

Charlotte Hurley, [email protected], 303-370-6407

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions, and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, check, or call 303-370-6000.

Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by generous funding from the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.


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