Bobby Stuckey, MS
With tenures at world-renowned restaurants such as The Little Nell in Aspen, CO and The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, Bobby Stuckey has cultivated wine programs and championed hospitality, garnering numerous accolades, including the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Wine Service Award in 2000.
With the vision of opening a neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Italian frascas they had visited in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Stuckey and his business partner, chef Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson opened their first restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, in August 2004 in Boulder, CO. Having researched and traveled throughout Italy many times, both were deeply inspired by this region, particularly its passionate relationship between food and wine, and the gracious hospitality of the locals.
In 2004, Stuckey also earned the Master Sommelier Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Frasca Food and Wine was nominated for Outstanding Wine Service, winning the prestigious award in 2013. In 2014, Stuckey was named Wine Enthusiast’s Sommelier of the Year. In 2007, the partners launched Scarpetta Wines, which currently produces eight varietals. In 2016, they released Squadra Wines to the broad market, which is a joint venture with producers outside of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Mackinnon Patterson and Stuckey opened Pizzeria Locale Boulder, a full-service contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy, in January 2011. In partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill, the partners opened the first fast-casual Pizzeria Locale Denver in 2013, with a simplified menu and a revolutionary custom-designed oven, cooking pizzas in about two minutes. As of 2016, there are seven locations throughout the U.S. Frasca Food and Wine and the original Pizzeria Locale in Boulder remain solely owned by Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson and are not part of this partnership nor are they affiliated in any way with Chipotle.