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.
With a new base village, boutique hotels, and Alps-inspired dining, Snowmass can finally hold its own against its glitzy neighbor Aspen. Where to Dine…
Mawa McQueen’s journey extends far beyond her migration to the United States. Aspen, CO, was where she would settle and establish her Ivory Coast and French roots as a creator in the kitchen. McQueen opened Mawa’s Kitchen nearly 12 years ago…
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