The Denver Milk Market, built in the city’s old dairy block, is a 16-concept food hall developed and run by Denver chef Frank Bonanno.
The setting for the On Site with Food Management event was the Milk Market’s Alley, an outdoor private event space.
Guests enjoyed cocktails before dinner.
Members of the University of Washington dining team catch up with Beth Emery, director of dining at Boston College, and Becky Schilling, editor-in-chief, Food Management.
Operators network on a beautiful night in Denver.
The University of Wisconsin dining team played friendly game of cornhole.
Dale Askew, general manager at the University of Washington (left), and Dean Masuccio, dining director at Central Washington University, engage in lively banter over appetizers.
Attendees take in the sights of the Milk Market, including a mirrored ceiling (see next photo).
A view from above of the evening’s dining arrangements.
Food Management Editor-in-chief Becky Schilling addresses attendees at the start of dinner.
Zack Livingston, of sponsor Schar, greets guests and shares the vision of the Italian-based gluten-free company.
Senior Food Editor for Food Management Tara Fitzpatrick joined the dining team from Brigham Young University, Hawaii.
Dinner was served family-style with this pasta with mushrooms and truffles being a standout hit.
After dinner, attendees were taken on a tour of the Denver Milk Market, which focuses on local products ranging from gelato to pastas and burgers and poke.
While diners can eat in at the Denver Milk Market, they there are also plenty of opportunities to grab something to take home and cook, like this impressive display of pasta.
A sweet gelato treat caps off an evening.
The Milk Market has three bars, and many impressive lighting displays, including this one and…
..this one. Funky signage is also present throughout the space, helping to segregate the different concepts.
Each concept receives its own design, including the old-fashioned soda counter bar stools and luggage at the Cornicello concept, featuring Italian gelato.