Executive Chef Joe Frietze

 Executive Chef Joe  Frietze

Executive Chef Joe Frietze

Mountain Standard | Vail, Colorado |

Chef Joe moved to Vail, Colorado from Chicago in 2019 because it seemed like the right thing to do. After three years in the Windy City, he was looking for somewhere new to call home. Joe found that Vail was not only a beautiful place to live but had a restaurant, Mountain Standard, where he’d like to work. He is originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico but has lived and worked all over the country under many great chefs including Thomas Keller, Jeff Cerciello, Mark Hopper, and Paul Kahan. Joe started cooking in his teens and was formally trained at Scottsdale Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu. When he is not in the kitchen cooking up something delicious he enjoys swinging a golf club out on a course or sitting on his couch. Chef Joe brings to Mountain Standard talent, passion, and the philosophy, "Let's just smile every day, make great food, then go home with the happiness knowing that we made somebody's day."


Come visit Chef Joe at the Lamb Cook-Off and the Grand Tasting.

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