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Nelson Perkins

Chef Perkins is a Colorado native who fell in love with food and wine while working in the financial services industry.  After attending the French Culinary Institute he returned to Denver to launch the award-winning Colt & Gray restaurant.  Saint Ellie, named after his youngest daughter, is a natural extension of Colt & Gray's program in a more casual, bar-oriented, environment adhering to the same standards of excellence and quality. He drinks his Manhattans with Rye.

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Kevin Burke

Kevin was part of the opening team of Colt & Gray as the Bar and Beverage Director.  Saint Ellie was launched to provide a more casual venue that focused on craft cocktails and well-made food. Long considered a beverage nerd amongst his peers he is now certified after recently passing the B.A.R.5 exam with distinction in January 2017.

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Minetta Gould

A. Minetta Gould is a third generation barmaid working in the service industry since she was ten years old where she began by serving burgers and pie during bingo at the local VFW. Fifteen years later Minetta's gateway into bartending was fueled by curiosity and a hilariously tragic dating life that brought her through the country--Michigan, Idaho, Arkansas, Massachusetts, and now happily in Colorado. She's in the 2016 Class of Eater's Best Bartenders, has been a Bartender in Residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, guest bartends across the country, and joined Ste. Ellie since 2015.

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Marissa Hardman

Marissa is originally from Duxbury, Massachusetts, but found the Colorado Rockies calling her in the last decade. After working and playing her way through the resort towns, she moved down to Denver.

She was part of the opening team of Stoic & Genuine and was the executive chef for Gozo before joining our team.

Her rustic modern style of cooking focusses on seasonality, sustainability, and execution, with a nod to the chefs that paved the way before her.

Her spare time outside of the restaurant is spent travelling. eating, and supporting LGBTQ+ rights.