When You Make Plans To Dine With A James Beard-Nominated Chef, You Might Expect A High-Brow Vibe. Not So With Mawa McQueen. This spring, Mawa McQueen was named a semifinalist for the 2022 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mountain. To be named on the Beard list is the pinnacle achievement in culinary art, an affirmation for McQueen of her professional and personal journey….
The Shack is Back! The Crepe Shack reopens for the 2022 Summer Season on Wednesday, June 1st at 10;00 AM. From June 1st through June 19th, 2022, the Crepe Shack will be open daily from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Beginning on June 20th, The Crepe Shack’s hours will expand to 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Daily.
The driving force behind The Crepe Sack, Aspen Chef Mawa McQueen is on the list of semifinalists for Best Chef in the 2022 James Beard Award Best Chef Nominees. The awards ceremony takes place…
Mawa McQueen wears many hats. As the proprietor and chef of two popular restaurants in tony Aspen, Colorado, Mawa’s Kitchen and The Crepe Shack, with another location of the creperie on the way, McQueen also owns Mawa’s GrainFreeNola where she produces her own variation of grain-free granola.
Chef and restaurateur Mawa McQueen braved many ups and downs on the way to building several successful businesses in the upscale resort town. Mawa McQueen grew up in an immigrant family in France and was educated at a leading culinary school in Paris, but was only offered dishwasher jobs once she graduated. She made her way to England to work as a nanny so she could learn English and realize her dream of coming to America—a country she saw portrayed on TV as a place where Black people could excel.
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