Graham Steinruck

Graham Steinruck is a Colorado native chef and mycologist. He has had the opportunity to work closely with some of Colorado’s top chefs in their restaurants and hosts private dinners featuring wild ingredients in unique preparations. Much of his inspiration for food comes from the natural world as he spent much of his childhood hiking in the Rocky Mountains. He received the prestigious Zagat ‘30 under 30’ award for his dedication to cooking and foraging. He is one of Colorado state certified wild mushroom identification experts licensed to identify over 60 species of wild and edible mushrooms for the food industry. He is a host on a blog radio show called ‘A Fermented Affair’ that interviews some of the top fermentation experts and discusses many different topics such as mycology, brewing, and cheese making. He owned and operated a company called Hunt & Gather that distributed wild foraged mushrooms and plants to many of the top restaurants in the country. He is also the former owner of Mycotours, a company that taught people how to forage for mushrooms, that was featured in the New York Times. He is also an advocate of cooking with marijuana and has been featured on the Viceland show Bong Appetite. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado.