Linda Hampsten Fox is the creative force and mind behind The Bindery, an all-day bakery, market and restaurant in the Lower Highlands neighborhood of Denver and, in winter 2023, she will open an as-yet-unnamed restaurant in Concourse A of Denver International Airport.
The Colorado Restaurant Association named her Chef of the Year in 2018. Linda is a native of New Jersey and daughter of Polish and Czech immigrants, and her menu at The Bindery is a direct reflection of her heritage and culinary inspirations from regions where she has lived and spent extended periods of time, including Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, France and the islands of Elba and Sardegna.
Linda has over twenty-five years of professional cooking experience and an impressive portfolio of references, including celebrities spanning the likes of Dr. Jane Goodall, Michael York, Nancy Pelosi, Dave Matthews, Melissa Etheridge, Tom Shadyac, Nic & Helen Foster (from the live radio show E-Town) and institutions such as The National Kidney Foundation, Great Chefs of the West, No Child Hungry, Blue Sky Bridge, the Excelsior Foundation, the Colorado Music Festival, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
In recent years, Linda has been exploring the limits of her imagination for clients in the Boulder and Denver area, as well as consulting on projects at home and abroad. Her charisma in the kitchen made her a sought-out asset by a cooking school in Todos Santos, Baja Mexico, and also as a menu developer for a string of restaurants in Denver.