We are Rye Society: a Jewish delicatessen and catering company that blends the best of traditional and contemporary food, set to open July 19, 2018, where the old Hutch & Spoon was located.
The concept behind Rye Society was fueled by owner and operator Jerrod Rosen’s family history and the explosive demand for quality, accessible, and memorable food experiences in Denver. The
Jerrod Rosen is a fourth generation Colorado-native. His great-grandfather Morris Klausner owned Golden Rule Dry Goods, which opened in 1922 just seven blocks away on the corner of 38th and Walnut. Additionally, his father's parents ran Rosen's Grocery store in Denver in the 1930's, his great-grandmother operated Rosen's Kosher Cafe in Denver for many years, and his maternal grandfather owned The Oasis Drive-in, also in Denver.
Jerrod graduated from the French Culinary Institute to hone his front of house hospitality skills at Per Se, Thomas Keller's three Michelin-starred restaurant, and again later with dining guru Danny Meyer at the award-winning Tabla Restaurant in New York City.
Consulting Chef Ryan Leinonen, formerly of Trillium, Colt & Gray, Root Down, and The Kitchen Group, has designed a comprehensive and compelling menu for Rye Society, working with recipes passed down through Rosen’s family.
The Catering arm of our deli is currently taking orders for your next event. See our Catering page for more information.
Rye Society is a neighborhood delicatessen specializing in gourmet, made-from-scratch Jewish cuisine using old family recipes with contemporary updates.
We offer the best of traditional Jewish comfort food, right in the heart of Denver. Our menu is high quality yet unfussy.
EARTH- AND DIET- CONSCIOUS
We look first to local farmers and producers to source the exceptional food we offer, which includes many Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan and some Kosher options. This is to help guide the refined diets, palates, and needs of today’s diner. Minimizing food waste is also a priority, as we make the most out of all the ingredients we have in-house.
FEATURED MENU ITEMS
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Jerrod Rosen has restaurant hospitality in his blood. His great-grandfather, Morris Klausner, first opened the Golden Rule Dry Goods store 96 years ago on the corner of 38th and Walnut, just blocks away.
After earning his degree from the Leeds School of Business at CU, Jerrod graduated from NYC's prestigious French Culinary Institute with degrees in both Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. He learned the restaurant business at several of Boulder’s top restaurants before moving on to work with Thomas Keller at Per Se, three Michelin-starred restaurant, and later with hospitality guru Danny Meyer at the award-winning Tabla Restaurant in New York City.
In 2007, Jerrod became Manager of Nizza Restaurant in NYC where he oversaw all aspects of the restaurant’s opening and operations. He was also the opening GM of Colt & Gray Restaurant in Denver when it was voted one of Denver's Best New Restaurants by 5280 Magazine. Most recently, he helped open The Pump Room in Chicago within Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel with Executive Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Eventually, Jerrod’s leadership experience and passion for Hospitality led him to establish KG Consulting, a division of Kudan Group focused on assisting restaurateurs in the opening, operation, and selling processes of a restaurant. Through KG, he was involved in a wide range of consulting services, including business branding, development, openings, expansion, hospitality management, and revenue analysis.