For many people, working with their spouse would be a recipe for disaster, never mind a pair being at the forefront of Denver’s bustling restaurant scene. In an industry that’s notoriously tough on relationships, these couples have found a way to keep the flame alive. The Denver Post asked these restaurant industry couples for their recipes for success.

Josh and Jen Wolkon (Vesta, Steuben’s, Ace)

How did you first meet?

We met in Boulder in 1996 on a Fat Tuesday show at The Fox Theater (research shows it was String Cheese Incident). We were introduced by a mutual friend from the University of Vermont, where we had both gone to college, though never met. About two weeks into opening Vesta, we were sneaking around attempting to hide our newfound love. After about six months, we finally stopped the charade, which was not fooling anyone. We were having a blast, spending almost all our time together and building Vesta. Eventually we shared an office upstairs from Vesta and that experience was a true test of how we would succeed long-term as a couple.

What has been a challenge you’ve faced as a couple in the restaurant industry?

This industry is completely unpredictable and it can be …read more

Source:: The Denver Post – Business


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