Meet The Team

Paul C. Reilly

Paul C Reilly grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley and has been working in kitchens since he was fourteen. Paul is the culinary director and proprietor of beast + bottle group with two award winning concepts in Denver, Colorado along with his two business partners, Aileen Reilly and JP Taylor, Jr.

beast + bottle group began in 2013, and has since become Denver’s premier farm to table
restaurant experience serving relentlessly seasonal cuisine at 2 downtown restaurants. Coperta, opened in 2016, and celebrates the food and wine of Rome and southern Italy. In late 2021, Paul and team opened Apple Blossom Denver’s Central Business District, featuring highly seasonal American regional fare for three meal periods a day. Both restaurants are no strangers to accolades and have been featured in numerous top of the city lists. Paul also works as the consulting chef for the New Belgium Brewery sports pub at Denver International Airport.

Paul is an ambassador of the good food movement working closely with Boulder County
Farmers Markets, Good Food 100, Slow Food USA, and JBF Smart Catch. He is a James Beard Foundation Scholarship Winner and an alumnus of the James Beard Boot Camp for Policy and Change.

Paul lives in Arvada, Colorado with his wife Shannon and their three children. When not cooking at his award winning restaurants, he enjoys skiing, baseball, camping, fishing, and cooking outdoors at home.