The Team

Michael DrazsnzakMichael Drazsnzak, Executive Chef

Michael Drazsnzak has been working in restaurants and in catering since he was sixteen. He graduated from The Art Institute of Colorado “summa cum laude” with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and Culinary Arts in 1996, supporting himself as a line cook at Jax Fish House in Denver. He became Chef de Cuisine at Del Mar Crab House in Larimer Square, Denver, then moved to Boulder with his wife and took a position as Sous Chef at Colterra. After 1.5 years as Sous Chef, the current executive chef, Kevin Kidd, became the Executive Chef at Salt, and Drazsnzak became the new Executive Chef at Colterra.

coryCory Knudson, General Manager

Cory Knudson brings his love of food, drinks and people to our family at   Colterra as our new General Manager. Growing up in Texas, he worked in restaurants to help support himself through school at the University of Texas in Austin. The mountains and skiing in the winter, combined with the beautiful summer weather drew him to Boulder in ’95. He began work at Old Chicago as a bartender, working his way up to Senior Managing Partner. He moved to Portland, OR with Old Chicago to begin opening up new restaurants but Colorado already had him hooked. Thanks to Colorado’s beautiful mountains and weather, and his passion for customer service, business, and amazing people he has joined our team at Colterra. 


COLTERRA is interested in highly motivated people who are looking for new and exciting career opportunities in culinary arts or fine dining service. Please call the restaurant for a contact to email your resume for consideration.