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Chef David Hafer

Private Chef In Telluride

Chef David Hafer

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Passionate Chef, I seek perfection in every dish

Chef and owner Dave Hafer graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration in 1992, concentrating in food and beverage management. He arrived in Telluride later that year, working various positions ranging from prep cook to head chef in three different restaurants. Leaving Telluride in 1995, he thought he would be gone for the winter. Six years later, he found his way back to the San Juan Mountains full of culinary experience from throughout the Western Hemisphere.

During his time away from Telluride, Dave managed restaurants in Hawaii, San Francisco, the Cayman Islands and Boston and with that absorbed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of food.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Telluride.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Telluride. You name it!

Book your experience with Chef David

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.

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