EXECUTIVE CHEF Justin Goerich
Justin Goerich set his sights on a career in the culinary arts early on, while working at La Chaumiere in his hometown of Pinewood Springs, Colorado. After attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, he honed his craft at the famous Flagstaff House in Boulder and at the Mashomack Fish and Game Reserve in Duchess County, New York. He came back home once and for all to join the Big Red F family, first at Jax Fish House and then at Zolo Grill. As a Chef, Justin blends his decade plus of culinary experience into seasonal menus full of creative, flavorful Southwestern dishes
When he’s not in the kitchen, you’ll find Justin enjoying the outdoors with his family, biking, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, running, canoeing, camping, and, most often, chopping wood to heat his home.
BAR MANAGER Brian Julsen
Brian moved to Boulder from his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska to earn degrees in physics, philosophy, and mathematics at CU. He worked several odd jobs—including bouncer, furniture mover, and pool manager—before realizing that his day job was simply a means to host friends at his house and he decided to turn his passion for good times into a career. He started bussing tables at Zolo Grill with the express desire of working his way up to the bar. And that’s exactly what he did. And he loves it.
When he’s not crafting some damn fine margaritas, Brian loves spending time with his loving wife—whom he met bartending at Zolo!—and their kids. He also enjoys hiking, running, snowboarding, helping out at Sister Carmen Community Center, and dutifully growing out a mustache every November for ‘Movember.’