Jessica Biederman is the executive chef at Water Grill in Denver, an elevated setting for seasonally-driven dining in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood. Water Grill – family-owned and operated by King’s Seafood Company – strives to be a good steward of the ocean, offering first-of-season seafood and the broadest selection of fish, shellfish, lobster, crab, and oysters, all sourced from its proprietary processing and distribution center, King’s Seafood Distribution, in Santa Ana, California.
Originally from South Carolina, Biederman fell in love with cooking during her junior year of college. After years of watching The Food Network while studying for her bachelor’s degree in education, Biederman decided to try her hand in the kitchen and never looked back. Switching her major and graduating with a B.S. in restaurant management, she went on to earn an associate’s degree in culinary arts. With more than a decade in the field, Biederman has worked for The Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, and Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina restaurant.
When not in the kitchen, Jessica enjoys exploring the local bar and restaurant scene, golfing, and spending time with her dog, Reuben, named after her favorite sandwich.