Old Major Denver




Culture Meat & Cheese



JUSTIN BRUNSON, Executive Chef / Partner


CASEY TAYLOR, Director of Operations / Partner 

JESSICA SMITH, Catering & Special Events  | catering@brunsonconcepts.com

FORREST MOUL, Marketing & Social Media  |  forrest@brunsonconcepts.com

LAUREN NISCHAN, Media, ROOT PR  | lauren@rootpr.com




Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | thespiceguyco.com

Chef Justin Brunson Reflects on Five Years at Old Major

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 | Denver Westword

The Modern Eater 03 – 03 – 18

Saturday, March 03, 2018 | The Modern Eater

Old Major Turns Five And Justin Brunson Takes Stock

Friday, March 02, 2018 | 5280 Magazine

Best Sandwich Shops in Denver, CO – Masterpiece Delicatessen

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Three Best Rated

Beemster Chef Series: Justin Brunson

Friday, January 26, 2018 | Beemstercheese.com

The Ten Best Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches in Denver

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Denver Westword

The Ten Best Reuben Sandwiches in Denver

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Denver Westword

Chef Justin Brunson & His Famous Rooster featured on Sir & Sport TV

Saturday, December 09, 2017 | Sir & Sport Magazine

Our newly launched video channel, Sir and Sport TV, begins with a behind-the-scenes look at restaurateur and chef, Justin Brunson, owner of Old Major in Denver, Colorado.

One of the favorites on the menu is the Royal Rooster collection of unbelievable chicken sandwiches made from scratch. Spend some time with the creator and see, in just a few minutes, how this beautiful bird makes for such an unforgettable meal.

Oyster Stuffing Recipe by Justin Brunson

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Sir & Sport Magazine

Get Fired Up for SEARious Meats – Airing Wednesday, Nov 8th – 8:30pm Eastern on the Cooking Channel

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | Cooking Channel

Join Justin Brunson in his hunt for beefed-up bites across America!

Justin Brunson Gets A Pilot on the Food Network

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 5280 Magazine

Denver chef Justin Brunson to host meat-centric Food Network pilot

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | The Know | The Denver Post

Old Major Expands Lunch Offerings

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 5280 Magazine

The 6 best brunch options in Denver – A Luxury Travel Blog

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | A Luxury Travel Blog

Interview with Chef Justin Brunson

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | FOODHIGH

Justin Brunson Launches Charcuterie Processing Plant

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Eater Denver

Denver’s Essential Guide to Chicken and Waffles

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Eater Denver

Where to eat the best brunch in America – Old Major

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Time Out USA


Friday, January 13, 2017 | Thrillist


Executive Chef Justin Brunson’s passion for quality ingredients and artfully designed cuisine stems from his agricultural roots earning him recognition as one of Denver’s most impressive and innovative chefs. Growing up in an Iowan farming family, Brunson learned the importance of carefully sourced ingredients and has taken his knowledge of the farming and agriculture industries into each of his concepts. Brunson’s family of restaurants that together make up Brunson & Co., highlight the best of heritage-raised meats, sustainable seafood and ingredients sourced from farms around Colorado.  

Brunson began his culinary journey two decades ago at Scottsdale’s Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and soon after, earned an internship with renowned Chef Michael DiMaria at Michael’s at the Citadel, where he gained extensive training. Following that experience, Brunson moved to Denver where he worked with some of the city’s best including Chef Richard Sandoval (Zengo), award-winning Chef Frank Bonanno at Luca D’Italia and with the team at Denver top restaurant, Fruition.

In 2008, Brunson opened Masterpiece Deli and in 2011 he launched the Denver Bacon Company, which led Chef to further his knowledge of sustainable butchery via a 30-day internship in New York’s Fleisher’s, under master butcher Josh Applestone. Inspired and ready for something new, Brunson concepted Old Major which opened in 2013 to critical acclaim. Focusing on heritage-raised meats from Colorado farms, the restaurant featuring contemporary farmhouse cuisine continues as a Denver dining gem today.  

Brunson & Co., has continued to grow in recent years, adding Royal Rooster, a lunch pop-up inside Old Major that specializes in fried chicken thigh sandwiches and Culture Meat and Cheese, which brings a carefully curated selection of cultured good and accoutrement along with meat and cheese boards and handcrafted sandwiches to The Denver Central Market (soon to open a second location inside Denver International Airport).