History

Cook Street history Over the years, we’ve assembled some pretty impressive bragging rights, staking our claim as:

  • the first local cooking school with a wood-burning oven
  • the first local school to offer menu-based education
  • the first professional program to offer a Sommelier certificate and culinary trips to France and Italy and as part of the program
  • the first Weber grilling courses in Denver
  • the first local school to pair with magazines like Fine Cooking and Saveur
  • the first Denver cooking school to win the American Culinary Federation Foundation’s Educational Assurance Award
  • The School was awarded winner in 2015 for the “Denver’s Best Cooking Classes” category of DiningOut Magazine’s first DiningOut Prime Picks
  • Received a “Best of Westword” award for its recreational programs in 2010.

Notable Guests

Over the years, we’ve played host to world-class chefs and companies, including:

  • Kevin Zraly
  • Gourmet Magazine
  • Lidia Bastianch
  • Rose Levy Birnbaum
  • James Peterson
  • Slowfood Denver
  • Chefs 2000
  • ACF
  • IWG
  • Colorado Wine Council
  • Food Channel
  • Starz Channel
  • Saveur Magazine
  • Fine Cooking Magazine

Founder

Page Tredennick, President, Founder

Page Tredennick, owner and president, contributes a wide and impressive variety of professional and personal talents to the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts enterprise. After graduating from Colorado College with a BA in liberal arts, Tredennick moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and began her culinary career at the Luxembourg House, which is renowned for its fine wine and cheese. Inspired by her love of the culinary arts, Tredennick continued her studies at Le Cordon Bleu in London, England. After graduating, she returned to Cincinnati where she went on to found Page One Catering and assisted in opening a restaurant where she served as co-owner and manager.

Taking a short break from the culinary world, Tredennick moved back to Colorado to teach skiing part-time in Aspen and pursue an MBA in Marketing at the University of Denver. Combining her business and marketing skills, culinary expertise and teaching experience, Tredennick teamed with co-owner Morey Hecox to launch Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in 1999.

In addition to her involvement in the culinary world, Tredennick is a passionate horse enthusiast and participates in national Hunter and Jumper shows. Together with her husband, John, she owns and manages a boarding and training facility for horses in Castle Rock, Colorado. Over the past decade, Tredennick has also served on the board of the Denver Dumb Friends League and is active on various committees of the United States Hunter and Jumper Association.

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