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Michael Marsee

Founder/ Chef  

Classically trained chef with southern roots.

After cooking overseas tasting and picking up techniques along the way, Michael moved his family from Dubai to Crested Butte, eager to develop his grown love for barbecue smoking meat with local orchard wood creating a distinct flavor to Colorado.

Starting with a pepper based rub mixed with many bold spices that enhances the flavor of the meat and creating that dark bark on the skin. His barbecue sauce is also a unique combination of pepper, sweet, and vinegar that only compliments the meat not to masque the wonderful aroma and flavor of the smoke. He is excited about the new venture in Crested Butte and hopes everyone will come to love Hogwood BBQ.

Michael is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier Vermont.


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Damon Goldman

‘Chef of the Party’

Damon Goldman is a well seasoned chef with a very diverse culinary background and Alabama roots. Previously Damon was the executive chef at Eco Caterers in San Diego and contestant on Cutthroat Kitchen.