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Parker Garage is a Chef driven culinary inspired restaurant located right in the heart of downtown Parker. It has been designated as a Parker landmark and was restored back to it's original state in 2014. Executive Chef, Duy Pham, has been an innovator in Denver's dining scene for over 25 years. His intention based menu unites refined dining and local seasonal ingredients.
Award-winning Chef Duy Pham is the Executive Chef of Parker Garage. By crafting an intention-based menu with thoughtfully chosen local, seasonal ingredients, Chef Pham consistently maintains a passion for preparing food with the utmost integrity and inspired presentation. Pham is a culinary artist who is committed to delivering a refined dining experience. He takes an architectural approach to cuisine, incorporating design, creation and construction from ingredient selection to presentation. This approach has captured the curiosity and attained the admiration of the culinary world over the past 25 years.
Skilled in the French technique of sous-vide, Chef Pham has a long and impressive history that began at the tender age of 15 as a Prep Cook at Denver’s La Petit Gourmet Catering. Although Pham’s talent was immediately recognized, his heart was set on being an architect. It wasn’t until he trained under Certified Master Chef® and culinary Olympic gold medalist Robert Mancuso at The Normandy that Pham realized the artistic application and architectural foundation of culinary art -- a brilliant realization at the age of 18.
Following his training, Pham began working as a Line Cook at the award-winning Tante Louise, where he quickly moved up the ranks to Sous Chef and then Executive Chef. Pham’s talent and precise culinary craft continued to catch the attention of those around him, including owner Corky Douglass who sponsored Pham to study under legendary French Chef Jean-Louis Palladin.
In 2002, Pham left Tante Louise to open the acclaimed Denver-based restaurant Opal, which received numerous awards including the Westword‘s “Best New Restaurant” and "Best Gourmet Burger” (2002). After Opal, Pham served as the Executive Chef of Luna Hotel and was a consultant to both the famed Wolfgang Puck Corporation and Denver hot spot Sushi Den before becoming the Executive Chef and Owner at Restaurant Fifteen Twenty One in Pueblo, which earned the distinction of “Best Restaurant between Denver and Santa Fe” in the AAA Mobile guide.
When he’s not in the kitchen, Chef Pham enjoys raising chickens or hunting down vintage Super Mario arcade machines.
A Colorado native raised near Parker, Meghan Gold brings nearly a decade of promotional marketing experience in the beverage industry to her role as Marketing Director at Parker Garage. She has fond memories of visiting Parker as a child with her mom where they would purchase farm-fresh goods from a local farmer. Her past experience, passion for engaging with people and knowledge of the industry combine for the perfect fit.
Prior to Parker Garage, Gold worked in marketing and promotions for Mile High Promotions before becoming the Promotions and Marketing Manager for Western Beverage/Miller Brewing Company where she coordinated monthly educational and promotional events in local bars and restaurants, developed and managed marketing strategies, and oversaw a 20-person marketing staff dedicated to promoting the company’s beverage brands and products. In 2010, Meghan joined ESPN Radio as an Account Executive, where she developed the marketing team and managed both sales and marketing for the radio station.
“I am thrilled to be working with such a welcoming and devoted community as the town of Parker. I look forward to collaborating with local businesses and suppliers to strategically promote more business for the town of Parker, and to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our guests.”
Brent Walker is the Operating Owner of Parker Garage with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant and beverage industry. In addition to two decades of industry experience, Brent brings authentic charisma and talent to Parker Garage from his expansive food & beverage knowledge and commitment to delivering guests the full dining experience from the moment they enter the restaurant.
His knowledge and contributions come from both domestic and international culinary and beverage travels. Walker also draws on his deep-rooted relationships with vendors to bring Parker Garage patrons distinctive offerings.
Before Parker Garage, Walker was the U.S. Regional Manager for the 30+ year-old Earls Restaurants Ltd. He established the first Earls restaurant in Colorado at Park Meadows in 1999, which quickly made its mark as a hot spot and helped Walker claim his stake in the U.S. restaurant industry. Before he knew it, Walker was referred to as “Earl of the U.S.” Pioneering the challenge of recreating an established and respected Canadian brand in the United States, Walker embodied the personality and fostered the reputation of Earls in Colorado just as he had done for locations across Canada since the early 90s. Walker expanded the Earls restaurant presence throughout Colorado with the 2007 opening of Earls | Glenarm on the 16th Street Mall, followed by Earls | Cherry Creek in 2009. Prior to his role in the U.S., Walker was the General Manager at Earls | Tin Palace in Edmonton— the longest-running establishment within the Earls collection.
At Parker Garage, Walker is focused on delivering an exceptional dining experience to his guests and delivering local, hand-selected, seasonal ingredients brilliantly prepared.
“Brent is committed to the full dining experience—from the moment his guests enter his restaurant to the time they leave, and everything in between. His attentiveness to the fine details and the big picture is hard to come by these days. Brent values excellent quality in the front of house, back of house and food & beverage…it all matters equally to Brent as he forms genuine relationships with his guests.”
-- Michael Ditch, Acclaimed Wine Consultant and Former Restaurateur/Chef
Don’t let the plaid-shirted wait staff and beer-bottle chandeliers fool you. You are about to have a superlative dining experience. The Parker Garage (so named because it inhabits the original “Parker Garage,” complete with its turn-of-the-century trusses, interior brick and repurposed tables made from the original floor boards) is destined to become THE culinary destination for epicureans everywhere.
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our new restaurant of the week in our Everyday Eats. This time Kathie J went out with our fitness guru Joana Canals to check out her new favorite spot in Parker called “The Parker Garage.” And, Joana has a lot of food sensitivities and is even gluten free. So, when she said that she found a place that satisfied her appetite Kathie J had to see it for herself!
Race to Parker Garage! Maybe it was the charm of Parker’s Mainstreet, the friendliness of the strangers we were dining with or the passion with which the chef and owner spoke to us about their philosophy and plans. Or maybe it was simply the food itself. Whatever it was, our experience at Parker Garage, and at the Chef’s table at that, was one of those “slice of life” experiences you remember for a long time.
DUY PHAM'S PARKER GARAGE BRINGS FINE-DINING FLAIR TO SOUTHEAST SUBURBS! Chef Duy Pham's culinary career in Colorado has been all over the map. Starting at the legendary Tante Louise on Colfax, he also ran Restaurant Fifteen Twenty-One in Pueblo for several years before heading back to Denver to man the kitchen at Epernay.
Parker chef Duy Pham featured Aug. 26 on Food Network show “Carnival Cravings”! Cool news for longtime Front Range chef Duy Pham: He will be featured on the Aug. 26 episode of The Food Network’s new show, “Carnival Cravings,”airing tonight at 8.
Food goes from Elbert Ranch to Parker Garage! Parker Garage owner Brent Walker always planned to have food from local farmers and ranchers on his menu, but never envisioned pioneering an all-encompassing ranch-to-table concept.
Parker Garage to host viewing party for TV shows filmed in Parker! During Parker Days 2015, a signature event of the Parker Chamber of Commerce, the Food Network taped the show “Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson.” Anderson is the Emmy-nominated star of “Black’ish” and also starred in “All About the Andersons” and the “Bernie Mac Show,” as well as having many supporting roles in film.
During Parker Days 2015, a signature event of the Parker Chamber of Commerce, the Food Network taped the show “Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson.” Anderson is the Emmy-nominated star of “Black’ish” and also starred in “All About the Andersons” and the “Bernie Mac Show,” as well as having many supporting roles in film.
This week in Denver food: Oalthe sweet corn and pup filled paw-tio happy hour. Watch the Food Network’s Carnival Cravings on August 26 to see Parker Garage’s Chef Pham prepare a six-pound tomahawk rib for host Anthony Anderson. For the month of August, Parker Garage will feature a single serving bone-in short rib in celebration of the Food Network episode featuring Chef Pham’s tomahawk rib.
Parker Garage on Carnival Cravings! Before they can even celebrate their one year anniversary on October 1, Parker Garage is hitting the big time.
Parker Garage Doesn’t let food out of its sight! Parker Garage is launching one of the largest farm-to-table operations in Colorado. In a partnership with Lone Star Ranch, located in nearby Elizabeth, Parker Garage is bringing fresh, local ingredients direct from ranch to restaurant with award-winning executive chef Duy Pham residing on the 1,000-acre ranch to help plant, grow and source ingredients for the restaurant.
Parker Garage brings new farm-to-table experience to the Front Range! Parker Garage , a relatively new restaurantbased out of the historic building of the same name, recently announced it is launching one of the largest farm-to-table operations in Colorado. In a partnership with Lone Star Ranch Parker Garage is bringing fresh, local ingredients direct from ranch to restaurant with locally renowned Executive Chef Duy Pham residing on the 1,000-acre ranch to help plant, grow and source ingredients for the restaurant.