The Walnut Room, a Denver-based pizzeria and local music venue, has appointed Jonah Munson Executive Chef. Munson will handle menu creation and will oversee the kitchens at The Walnut Room in Denver’s River North neighborhood and the Broadway location. His appointment marks the first time The Walnut Room has employed an executive chef.
Munson is a restaurant industry veteran, who most recently served as Marczyk’s Fine Foods bakery manager. Before joining the Marczyk’s, he served as owner and head chef for eight years at Jonah’s on Johnston, a brick oven bistro and bakery in Forsyth, GA. Like The Walnut Room, Jonah’s mixes music and thin-crust pizza, offering homemade, Neapolitan-style varieties and a music series showcasing local performers.
“With his experience and culinary expertise, Jonahis a perfect fit for The Walnut Room,” said Leslie Odell, Director of Operations of The Walnut Room. “He really understands our business and will allow us to expand our menu to include exciting new offerings.”
An Atlanta native, Munson has been baking since college and finds inspiration in satisfying his customers.
About the Walnut Room
Launched in 2005, The Walnut Room arose out of owner John Burr’s vision to combine his expanded rehearsal studio business, Soundstructure Studios, with a place where local musicians could relax after a rehearsal session and enjoy Chicago style thin-crust pizza, sandwiches, and beverages. That concept evolved into a full-service restaurant/bar and live-music venue, The Walnut Room in Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood, where bands can hone their performance skills and music fans can enjoy some of the area’s best talent. The Walnut Room has hosted a range of fledgling local bands as well as established national acts, including Chris Isaak, Jewel, the Flobots, Churchill and The Fray. In 2009, Burr opened a second Walnut Room on South Broadway and Ellsworth Avenue in southeast Denver. Both Walnut Room locations offer lunch, happy hour, dinner, a late-night menu, takeout and delivery, and catering options.
3131 Walnut Street
Denver, Colorado 80205
303 295 1868
Denver, Colorado 80203
303 736 6750