A native of Colorado, Chef Ian Kleinman found his calling to cuisine at the young age of seven in his father’s restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado. The critically acclaimed chef & member of the Art Institute of Colorado Hall of Fame and Johnson & Wales Hall of Fame; Chef Ian Kleinman’s love of food and the whimsical has led him to become a leader & visionary in the Molecular Gastronomy field and to five coveted invitations to showcase his skills at the James Beard House in New York.
In 2009, Chef Ian created The Inventing Room, a catering company focused on food as entertainment which creates unthinkable & impossible dishes that dazzle your imagination & tastebuds. The Inventing Room was awarded the Achievement of Excellence by the American Culinary Federation, one of only three operations in the United States selected for this award in 2014.
The Inventing Room is well known in the food industry locally and nationally for bringing their unique magic to premier events for the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, New York Academy of Science, Aspen Food & Wine Festival, and the 2015 International Food Festival in Dubai. Chef Ian & his culinary team are proud to customize menus for each event and are honored to have been a part of countless special once-in-a-lifetime occasions- weddings, Mitzvahs, birthday parties, corporate events and private events across the Denver metro area, nation and internationally; we love the small personalized, intimate events just as much, if not more than the large events.
After eight years, The Inventing Room's future is bright as we continue to expand our catering not just locally, but also abroad as we have recently opened our catering operaation in Dubai as well. The success of our storefront dessert shop was tremendous and we expect to re-open in another location in Denver, as well as in Dubai by the end of the year. Stay tuned for updates!