Joan Brett and Culinary School of the Rockies – Joan Brett built the Culinary School of the Rockies from an idea when she was a practicing attorney. The school is now a world-class institution that brings people to Boulder County from across the United States. The school has trained thousands of students in home cooking, as chefs and in the Corporate Kitchen programs.

Beneficiaries of Brett’s generosity include: Echo House, Naturally Boulder, Taste of the Nation, Project Angel Heart, Boulder Valley Women’s Health and Chocolate Lover’s Fling.

While a creative leader and manager in building the culinary school, Brett has served on boards of directors of many local projects such as School Food Project and Community Food Share.