Hugo is the chef/co-founder of The Kitchen family of restaurants (The Kitchen, Next Door and Upstairs) and co-founder of The Kitchen Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to building learning gardens in schools across the United States.
Born in England, Hugo grew up eating whatever food his mother picked up that day. Hugo moved to London to pursue a career in food. After graduating from Leith’s School of Food and Wine, Hugo then joined The River Cafe, one of London’s landmark restaurants. Moving between the dining room and the kitchen, Hugo worked with such cooking greats as Ruth Rodgers, Rose Gray and Jamie Oliver.
When not cooking, Hugo spends his days working with local farmers, purveyors, activists and colleagues, who share his philosophy for creating simple and local food. Over the last decade, Hugo has culled a network of professionals who have been instrumental in making The Kitchen a world-class restaurant group. Hugo and his wife Becci live in Boulder with their twin boys.