Dana Faulk of The Corner Office Takes on New Challenge as GM of Kachina Restaurant
June 19, 2012 – Denver, Colo. – Sage Restaurant Group (SRG) announced today that Dana Faulk, the general manager of The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, has been promoted to the position of general manager of SRG's highly-anticipated new concept, Kachina Southwestern Grill. Kachina will open in the Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colo. later this year and promises to be one of Colorado's most unique dining concepts. Kachina will feature a menu and d?cor influenced by authentic Southwestern culture and cuisine, incorporating Native American, Mexican and European influences.
Faulk's expertise in managing restaurants is evident by her success at The Corner Office, which has experienced significant growth under her leadership, won several awards and generated a thriving reputation as one of Denver's hottest locations for superb cocktails, global cuisine and expertly executed events. She is one of SRG's rising stars, recently winning several company honors including 'Rookie of the Year' and 'Circle of Achievement.'
'We've invested our hearts and souls into making The Corner Office a great experience with fun concepts like our Sunday morning Disco Brunch, our menu with flavors from around the world and our fabulous events such as the Kentucky Derby party, so leaving is bittersweet,' said Faulk. 'But I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to open and manage Kachina, which will be unlike anything anyone has experienced before. The research and care that is going into making Kachina authentically Southwestern, delicious and unique is unprecedented.'
Before joining SRG, Faulk was the general manager of Salt Bistro in Boulder, and she was also the general manager for Jax Fish House in Boulder and Denver and a manager for Mao Asian Bistro in Denver. A graduate of University of Colorado's School of Communications, Faulk is also active in the National Association of Asian American Professionals.
'Dana is truly a rising star, not just in SRG, but in the national restaurant industry,' said Peter Karpinski, co-founder and chief operating officer for Sage Restaurant Group. 'Her passion for restaurants is unparalleled and her intuition about how to make a concept great, coupled with her keen business sense, will help make Kachina a true dining destination.'
About Sage Restaurant Group
Sage Restaurant Group, co-founded in 2005 by Peter Karpinski creates experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner or lingering over drinks, these independent restaurants also deliver exceptional catering experiences. Wherever they are located, Sage restaurant Group's concepts feature a distinctive scene and a subtly infused local vibe designed to appeal to a guest who is hungry for life. Sage Restaurant Group restaurants include The Corner Office, a retro-style restaurant and bar with global comfort food and scintillating cocktails, in Denver, CO; Second Home Kitchen + Bar, offering the relaxed feel of a weekend getaway with the slick finish and fine food of an urban restaurant, in Denver, CO; Temple Downtown, a modern Mediterranean bistro in a former Masonic hall, in Providence, RI; Urban Farmer, an organic steakhouse, OR; Departure Restaurant and Lounge on the top floor of The Nines Hotel serving modern Asian cuisine; the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago, listed on the Esquire 'Top Restaurants List for 2008;' The Original, a Dinerant located near the Portland City Center, Braddock's American Brasserie & Braddock's Streetside Caf?, in Pittsburgh, PA; Toasted Oak Grill & Market in Novi, MI voted "Best New Restaurant 2011" in Detroit. For more information on Sage Restaurant Group visit www.sagerestaurantgroup.com.
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