Chef Sal’s Quick Favorites

Cabin Juice Head Chef Salvatore Proia has been cooking in restaurants for over twenty years.

Trained in San Francisco at the California Culinary Academy, Salvatore spent several years cooking and baking in the Bay Area at such establishments as Micheal Richards Bistro M.

Sal continued to hone his cooking skills in Washington DC at Jeffery Buebens Vidalia and also in New York City, working for Andrew Tarlow’s restaurant Roman’s in Fort Greene where he dove deeply into Italian cuisine and the magic of wood-fired cooking.

Salvatore was the opening chef for PMG in Boulder and has implemented a whole grain program into the menu milling flour for all the breads, pastas and desserts at the restaurant. “Much of my cooking is centered around vegetables and getting the most flavor into and from them.”

Chef Sal believes that sourcing the best local ingredients is an important first step of any dish and the relationships built with many local growers is a huge benefit not only to being a chef here but as a community member. Gardening has also brought him closer to food and its role in a healthy lifestyle.

Chef Sal’s Go-to’s….

1. Go-to trail in Colorado

Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Hwy 9 , especially at peak color


2. Top underrated dish

Sardines smorrebrod with pickles, they’re so tasty and good for you, and a super sustainable fish


3. Favorite Apres cocktail

I like Manhattans and G&T’s. All. The.Time. Apres-specific?  I’d say Americano Cocktail, Campari, Vermouth, & soda


4. Hair of the dog: works or delays the inevitable?

Delays the inevitable! I’d rather have Emergen-C with soda water


5. Post-workout snack

Warm buttered tortillas with beans and avocado

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Member Events


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Bring a Friend Hike in Golden + Drinks at New Terrain Brewery

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Grab a new friend and bring them along to enjoy a 3 mile evening hike at North Table Mountain and end with a drink at New Terrain Brewing!Event OverviewSkill Level: […]

Coworking and Happy Hour: Number38 Thursdays

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Join us every Thursday in July for coworking from Number38! Bring your laptop and soak up some sun with us on the patio while you work!

Red Rocks Early Bird Workout with Coach Amy

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Intermediate | Fitness - Start your weekend off right running up Red Rocks Amphitheater for a Friday morning sweat sesh with Coach Amy!Event Details:IntermediateFitnessAbout the Experience: What better way to […]

Denver Supper Club: BBQ, Potluck and Picnic Games

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Social | Picnic - Join us for a delicious picnic potluck with your GH community at Wash Park Picnic Spot #4!E vent Details:E vent Type: Dine and GamesS kill Level: […]