Chef de Cuisine, Patrick Dunn

chef patrick dunn at the little nell in aspen

Originally from Chicago then Virginia Beach, Patrick Dunn has had a penchant for cooking since he was young. At first, it was simply to prepare his own meals and then he began cooking for his mother, which gradually evolved into how to create healthy dishes, utilizing whole foods. Patrick studied at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies, followed by a year-long program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. His culinary career began in New York City at Perry Street where he spent several years working his way up the ladder from line cook to chef de partie to sous-chef at the Modern American restaurant run by Chef Jean-Georges. Next, he set sail as a personal chef on a private yacht, traveling around the Caribbean and throughout the Mediterranean. From there he moved to Copenhagen for a stage at the two-Michelin-starred Noma. In late 2014, he moved to Aspen where he joined the culinary team at The Nell, working his way up to chef de cuisine. The summer 2016 menu is a product of Patrick's skills and creativity, with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients via his relationships with Colorado farmers. When he's not in the kitchen, Patrick enjoys spending time with his dogs, a chocolate lab and a Cavalier King Charles, and staying active. In winter, he skis; in summer, he fishes and paddle boards. And this September, he and his fiancee, Abby, will be tying the knot.

Contact

675 E. DURANT AVE
ASPEN, CO 81611

element47@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6330

Hours

Element 47 is currently closed for off season. Please join us when we reopen on Thursday, June 1 for dinner.

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The Little Nell Reopening
The hotel will reopen for check-in on Thursday, June 1. Ajax Tavern will reopen for lunch on June 1. Element 47 will reopen for dinner on June 1. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
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element 47 Off Season Specials
Celebrate off season in Aspen with the best deals in town! Join us for dinner Wednesdays - Sundays for a 3 for $37 special.
aspen restaurant specials
Ajax Tavern Off Season Specials
Enjoy spring specials at Aspen's favorite bistro and slopeside patio. Ajax Tavern is open daily from 11:30 am - 9 pm.


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