Chef Paul Ferzacca

Chef Paul   Ferzacca

Chef Paul Ferzacca

La Tour | Vail, Colorado |

La Tour's award-winning Chef-Owner Paul Ferzacca, honored at the James Beard House in New York City, is one of Vail's most celebrated and respected chefs. He has served in some of the most prestigious restaurants in the country, such as The Ritz Carlton (Chicago), Spiaggia Restaurant (Chicago), The Racquet Club of Chicago, and The Game Greek Club in Vail. Since buying La Tour in 1998, Chef Ferzacca has taken contemporary French cooking to a new level in Vail. La Tour features culinary elegance set in a, "chic and trendy setting," according to one writer, and as a result, La Tour is known by Vail Valley locals as the restaurant, "where the chefs go to eat."

To give back to the industry that he has enjoyed for two decades, Chef Ferzacca donates his time teaching culinary arts to high school and college students through the Pro Start Program. As a result, the Colorado Restaurant Association named Chef Ferzacca Mentor of the Year in 2003. In 2011 Chef Ferzacca was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Colorado. In addition, he has been named a "Distinguished Visiting Chef" at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, the first Colorado chef to receive this honor. Besides his many accolades, Chef Ferzacca has been a guest chef at numerous wine and food festivals throughout the country.

When spending time away from the kitchen, Paul loves to spend time with his beautiful wife Lourdes, and their four wonderful children Jon Paul, Nina, Olivia, and Luca.


Visit Paul and the La Tour team at the Lamb Cook-Off and the Grand Tasting.

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