Our philosophy

You have a passion for healthy eating and a high-energy lifestyle. You savor whole fresh ingredients, served as simple combinations. You don’t believe in processed food; you do believe in superb ingredients that are transcendentally delicious and really, really good for you. You also appreciate an environment that caters to you… not a preconceived notion regarding how much of a hurry you are in. Sometimes you like to “grab-and-go,” and sometimes you like to relax with your favorite beverage and be served in an inviting and comfortable setting.

You enthusiastically get it.

We call it “Food for Enthusiasts”… you’ll call it Zeal.

Our Chef

Chef John Broening

Chef John brings an incredible amount of expertise, creativity, and passion for clean and healthy eating to our kitchen.

“I always say that I don’t believe I’m a chef. I try to be a storyteller.”

Chef John Broening

30th & Pearl at Junction Place


We’re beginning construction on a new home for Zeal Boulder, an inviting space with ample patio space, nearby parking, and all of the Zeal decor our Boulder fans have come to know and love.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Meet the Team

  • Wayde Jester & Chelsea Norton
    Wayde Jester & Chelsea Norton Chief Enthusiasts
  • Chef John Broening
    Chef John Broening
  • Ky Soltes
    Ky Soltes Motivational Enthusiast
  • Emily Mitchell
    Emily Mitchell Hospitality Enthusiast
  • David DiSenso
    David DiSenso Libations Enthusiast



The Farm

Since 2016, Zeal has operated a small farm north of Boulder, CO where we employ organic farming practices to grow produce that graces the plates of our guests. From fresh salads to the herbs in our sauces, tasty ingredients from the Zeal Farmette make their way into dishes all throughout the growing and harvesting seasons. We love having this close connection to the land and are proud to practice what we preach by employing innovative methods of growing the tastiest fruits and veggies without the use of conventional pesticides or fertilizers.

The Zeal Farmette is carefully tended and managed by our beloved Farmer Sam and his team. During the summer months, you’ll often spy pictures of our farmers and the fruits of their labors in our social media posts.

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