Mawa’s Kitchen offers Private Chef and Boutique Catering Services in Aspen and the surrounding areas. We are a full service caterer and cooking school with personalized and professional customer service featuring high quality food based on seasonal, local and organic ingredients.
We believe that what we eat influences our health, well-being, and quality of life. With that in mind we offer a selection of the finest organic, locally sourced options for your Aspen catering needs. Whatever you need for your perfect event, Mawa’s Kitchen Aspen Catering and Cooking School can make it happen with sophistication and impeccable taste.
Our personalized meal planning service offers an extensive menu of well balanced and wholesome meals all delivered right to your door. All meals on our monthly menu can be adapted to suit Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Dairy Free diets. You can add on a variety of salads, soups, and even gluten-free baked goods to create a meal plan that best suits your dietary needs and busy lifestyle.
Mawa’s Kitchen has a collection of chefs who specialize in various cuisines from around the world. Our Cooking School offers a variety of hands on, interactive private cooking classes from Baking 101 to our “Taste of Series” that allows you to travel the globe through international cuisine. Our hands on private cooking classes are a great way to connect with friends and family while learning how to prepare your favorite foods.
In addition to our catering and cooking classes, we offer a private dining room that will hold up to 30 guests for any occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, celebrations, cocktail parties, and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Mawa’s Kitchen and Cooking School offers an extensive wine list as well as wine, spirits, and cocktail classes.
Aspen Colorado’s dynamic and beloved Chef Mawa is a successful restaurateur and entrepreneur who is unapologetic about her African, French and American roots. Mawa’s passion is creating dishes that are balanced, healthy, locally sourced, organic food your body craves.
Her flagship restaurant, Mawa’s Kitchen, in Aspen, is a favorite spot for both locals and seasonal visitors. The Crepe Shack, an instant hit for Mawa, opened in December 2018 in the new Snowmass Base Village Ski Resort.
In 2019, food photographer, Alan “Battman” Batt, honored Mawa by selecting her to be featured in his newest cookbook SAVOR; Extraordinary Diversity of Black Chef’s that highlights 101 of the most talented chefs in America.
Despite COVID-19, in 2020, Mawa received the Colorado Governor’s Minority Business Award for McQueen Hospitality. In January 2021, Mawa launched her snack brand, GrainFreeNola, to keep her restaurant open and her staff employed due to COVID-19. She has been working on this ultra-healthy Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free and Vegan granola since 2016.
Originally from Berlin, Germany Daniel started his career as an apprentice at The Hotel Bornmuehle after getting his hotel & restaurant management degree. His passion for wine moved him to spend more time in the restaurant where he executed all food and beverage including private functions, meetings and events.
Daniel’s friends recruited him from Germany to come to the United States to work at the famous White Barn Inn restaurant in Kennebunkport Maine. In a few years, he worked his way up from server to Food and Beverage Director. While working at the White Barn Inn restaurant, Daniel opened a few sister properties; an Italian restaurant called Grisini, an upscale Fish & Seafood restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine called Stripers, and Muse by Jonathan Cartwright at the well-known Vanderbilt Grace Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island.
Daniel met his wife Mawa while they were both working in Kennebunkport. In 2012, Daniel was asked to be part of the opening team for the new Hotel Jerome and Prospect Restaurant in Aspen, Colorado. During this time, Daniel was also working at McQueen Hospitality as the Catering Manager. When the business started growing quickly, Daniel left the Jerome to concentrate on the family business.
Today, Daniel is the CFO and Managing Partner of McQueen Hospitality, LLC.
Born in Rochester NY, Kimberly moved to Boulder, CO with her family when she was young. She cleverly obtained two bachelor’s degrees simultaneously one in Music and one in English. After college, Kimberly spent 12 years living and working all over New England where she became a semi-professional dancer and dance teacher while working full-time.
After moving back to Colorado in the late 1990’s, Kimberly continued to work in corporate businesses, honing her skills in customer service, bookkeeping and accounting support, contract & policy review, business writing, vendor liaison and office administration. All her skills are in use at McQueen Hospitality where she assists with marketing, accounts receivable and payable, customer service, human resources and office administration which only scratches the surface.
Kimberly moved to Glenwood Springs from Arvada with her daughter to enjoy life in the mountains and start on a new path. A self-proclaimed ‘foodie,’ Kimberly loves to help Mawa organize her recipes and proofread menus for the restaurants of McQueen Hospitality.