owner, Chook Charcoal Chicken
Adam Schlegel is the owner of Chook Charcoal Chicken, in addition to CEO of Cumulus Etc, a consulting company focused on food, beverage, agriculture and sustainability. Initiatives include Chook, Denver Public Market and Snooze an AM Eatery. Adam’s experience spreads across multiple sectors and disciplines in entrepreneurship, management and socially conscious business practices. In 2006, Adam and his brother Jon founded Snooze AM Eatery, a consortium of breakfast and lunch restaurants throughout the Western US. Adam currently sits on the Snooze Board of Directors focusing on community and sustainability programs across this growing restaurant group. From 2013-15, he served as the Executive Director for EatDenver, a Denver based nonprofit focused on locally owned, independent restaurants, developing the organizations mission of education, community and advocacy. In 2018 Adam hatched Chook, partnering with James Beard Award winning chef Alex Seidel, to create a casual, healthy, affordable and delicious rotisserie chicken shop. Chook continues a mission that business can be a force for good. Adam sits on the board of Visit Denver and The Colorado Health Foundation, in addition to community and sustainability initiatives that include Colorado Restaurant Response and Colorado Net Zero.