Meet the Chef

Chef Drew Brule delivers homestyle favorites at a whole new level.

Experience the flavors of Central Mexico, combined with steakhouse classics at the all new South Park Steak House. 

As a kid, we would start cooking as soon as we were tall enough to see over the counter.

Chef Drew began his love affair with food at a very young age. Helping his family prepare nightly dinners at home since he was a small kid, Drew learned early on the importance of eating delicious meals.

After growing up and leaving home, Drew worked in a variety of restaurants and helped open and re-open several of them. His quick escalation through the culinary business included several years of active duty in the U.S. military, where he served over seas working in kitchens in some of the most extreme environments.

Upon returning state-side, Drew found his way to Salida where he met the woman who would become his wife and partner in life, Nivea. Nivea and Drew have three daughters and are proud to call Fairplay their home. Nivea grew up in this small mountain community, while Drew calls Canon City his hometown.

When the opportunity to take over as the new owners of South Park Steak House arose, Drew and Nivea jumped at the chance – faster than you can say “honey, let’s open a restaurant!” But, in all honesty – the couple had been considering opening their own restaurant for several years. It was only until May of 2017 that the perfect place presented itself to them. In less than four weeks, Drew and Nivea accompanied by an army of friends and family transformed the South Park Steak House into what you will see upon arrival.

In addition to his time in the military, Drew’s decorated culinary history includes a degree from Johnson & Wales as well as most recently the role as Chef de Cuisine at Giampetro in Breckenridge. He is eager to share favorite recipes with all of his guests, including his prized Chicken Fried Steak and Calavacitas, as well as Nivea’s signature home-made corn tortilla chips and family recipe salsa.

We look forward to seeing you at the all new South Park Steak House!