About Early Bird
Sustainable . Responsible . Approachable.
We created Early Bird's menu with our friends and family in mind. Everything is made from scratch, like we do for our family, because after all, you are family!
Come & Get It!
Early Bird is a pioneer in the hospitality industry bringing a world-class chef run and operated food establishment to Colorado, offering big city amenities in the comfort of the suburbs.
Early Bird provides fresh, creative, and quality food and beverage executed flawlessly; delivered in an exceptional yet welcoming environment. Much of the artwork is created by a long time family friend and artist in 30A (Watersound, FL), Allison Wickey.
A priority of Early Bird is serving original, healthful breakfast and brunch fare with the emphasis being placed on the freshest ingredients to create modest yet flavorful breakfast and lunch dishes.
How It All Began
Chefs Daniel and Kristen Cofrades started the Early Bird Restaurant concept with the goal of filling a void in the North West Denver Area—a locally owned and operated food outlet catering to business leaders, singles, retirees, couples, and families alike—to bring a unique and approachable dining experience to the local community.
The name, Early Bird was inspired by the Chefs’ daughter, Isabel, who was born prematurely at 33 weeks. “Izzy” is the beautiful, pint-sized muse behind the restaurant’s concept and philosophy of providing the best ingredients, preparation and presentation.
The Early Bird Restaurant brand is the result of the dream of a husband and wife chef team, who envisioned a world-class chef-owned and operated food establishment that offers a big city vibe, amenities and sophistication, yet offering small-town comfort, familiarity and friendly service. Chef owners Daniel and Kristen have extensive experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry including hotels, restaurants, consulting and teaching.
Chef owner Daniel Cofrades studied at L'Ecole Lenore in Paris, and brings over 20 years of experience at world-class hotel and restaurant destinations such as Sol Melia Hotels and Resorts in Spain and Venezuela, the Omni Interlocken Resort, the Michelin starred NOMI Restaurant in Chicago, and most recently, at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder, CO. He also serves on the culinary council for Sterling-Rice Group based in Boulder, CO.
Chef owner Kristen Cofrades obtained her culinary degree at The Art Institute of Colorado, School of Culinary Arts, and brings over 15 years of culinary expertise. She worked for Omni Hotels, starting as a pastry cook while in culinary school and worked her way up to task force chef out of the corporate office in 8 years time. Most recently, Chef Kristen was an instructor in the Culinary Department at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO where she also obtained her MBA in Hospitality in 2015. Chef Kristen also serves on the culinary council for Sterling-Rice Group based in Boulder, CO.
Currently, Daniel and Kristen both work full time overseeing the Early Bird brand at the Westminster and the Landmark locations. Future growth opportunities within and outside of the state are on the horizon.
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