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Trout Tank Participants Week 1

 Meet Our Trout Tank Food Frenzy Participants


Rebel Bread
What is it?

Rebel Bread is a new Community Bakery + Bread School dedicated to challenging the relationship people have with their food. We're here to bring artisanal bread and thoughtful conversations into your community, one loaf or class at a time.

Founders of Rebel Bread

Zach Martinucci loves telling stories about food, over food, and even through food. He studied Culinary Anthropology at UCLA, and Professional Bread and Viennoiserie at the San Francisco Baking Institute. He now brings his passions for culture and cuisine together to craft story-worthy experiences over food.


Zach believes that food can (and should) tell the story of who we are. His academic and culinary backgrounds come together to challenge our relationship with food—one community, conversation, and loaf of bread at a time.


Rene Hosman is the founder of Little Bites Bakery, a Denver-based dessert catering company, and she believes that she did not choose hospitality—hospitality chose her. From a young age, she realized the power food has to bring people together, and would that into her first business bringing exceptional desserts to people's celebrations.


Rene's background in hospitality and revenue management balances out the business and baking team behind Rebel Bread.

Bivouac Coffee Company
What is it?

Bivouac Coffee Co is an Evergreen, Colorado based Public Benefit Corporation that was formed in 2017 to build awareness around naturally processed coffees. By becoming the first coffee company to specialize in this growing sector of specialty coffee that uses approximately 400x less water, produces no harmful byproduct waste, and utilizes extraordinarily simple farm infrastructure, we are aiming to quietly become the most environmentally friendly coffee company in the world. As an adventure-forward brand, we have partnered with outdoor industry NGO’s to allow a portion of our profits to have an impact locally, as well as globally.

“Simple coffee from shrub to cup. Naturally processed, responsibly sourced and sustainably roasted to inspire a remarkable life in the wild”

Founder of Bivouac Coffee Company

Kyle Benson and his wife Rachel Kociemba founded Bivouac Coffee Co. in 2017 after a being inspired during surfing trip to Central America.

Kyle, a Colorado native, is also a professional Firefighter/Paramedic with extensive experience in the outdoor industry. His passion for exceptional specialty coffee runs deep. Kyle first found specialty coffee while studying for his degree in biology from CU boulder, and has been seeking out remarkable coffee experiences ever since.

Rachel, a native of Northern Michigan, is also a Pediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner.  Rachel found specialty coffee through her husband Kyle, and has a profound interest in the social impacts of coffee in developing countries.


What is it?

SoBar, Inc. is a non-profit sober bar and restaurant. SoBar offers a place of connection for those in recovery from substance use disorders as well as those who chose not to drink as a lifestyle choice for a night or for a lifetime. We will offer a varied and rotating menu of healthy, ethically sourced and prepared cuisine in a comfortable, yet upscale atmosphere. We will offer on the job training for individuals in early recovery from substance use disorders with the intent to assist in providing hope and stability for those struggling to get back to a meaningful life without alcohol and drugs. Through partnerships with other non-profit organizations, substance use treatment providers, and the recovery community in the Denver area, we will provide a safe, fun, and sober place to dine and connect.

Founder of SoBar

Emily Schrader is the Founder and Executive Director of SoBar, Inc. She has a background in the restaurant business, working in various positions in several establishments in the Denver Metro area from 1998 through 2007. Emily has served as a busser, dishwasher, line cook, assistant kitchen manager, server, bartender, and assistant manager over the course of her restaurant career. She attended Colorado Institute of Art's Culinary School program and participated in approximately one year of the 2 year program. Emily attended graduate school at University of Colorado at Denver from 2000-2003 and received a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. After two more years working in both the restaurant business and the counseling arena, she realized a personal problem with alcohol and drugs and got help from professionals to fight her addiction. Since entering recovery in 2005, Emily has worked in the field of addiction treatment, education, and consulting. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addictions Counselor. She is also a mother to a beautiful 6 year old daughter and a proud person in long term recovery from substance use disorders. She decided earlier this year to combine her years of restaurant experience with her passion and dedication to fighting stigma of substance use and mental health disorders in the creation of SoBar, Inc.

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