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Although she had been resisting the restaurant business,
Kate was constantly inventing new concepts for restaurants,
or creating the perfect one in her head.
In New York, she and Chris had several years to curate the
ideas behind django’s. “We had the time to ask ourselves
what was important,” she explains. “The flatware, the
glassware, everything mattered to us. We spent a lot of time
thinking about it. It was a night and day experience.”
What they created has become a mainstay in the Crested
Butte culinary scene. Kate crafted aMediterranean-inspired
small plates menu with an out-of-this-world wine list.
They have hit their stride with django’s, but it took a lot of
dedication and long hours to make it to that point. The first
year, when they were new restaurant owners and new par-
ents, there were nights when it was just Chris working the
front of the house and Kate in the kitchen. “We grew our
reputation over time,” she says. “People knew what they
were going to get. We haven’t waivered on what we do.”
Kate continues, “I think what happens many times in this
business is people fall prey to being all things for all people.
We made a commitment to our idea, we knew what we
wanted it to be, and we’ve stayed true to that.”