Many of our restaurant partners are experiencing staffing shortages. In support of their hardships, The Denver Box has decided to take a short break. We will be back in the fall with some fabulous restaurant experiences. Stay tuned!
The Denver Box is a curated food and drink kit for 4 people, from local independently owned restaurants for $100. 50% of the proceeds goes to further the work of local Nonprofit Partners of The Lion Project. Each box will have a QR code linked to a video telling the story of the nonprofit that your Denver Box is supporting that month.
From the Denver Box and The Lion Project teams we thank you for supporting your local community and keeping hope alive during a difficult time.
Featured Chef & Restaurant Owner
Edwin Sandoval Cruz
Honduras-born and Colorado-raised, Edwin Sandoval is a modern multicultural creator of food. Chef Sandoval spent 11 years moving through the ranks of professional kitchens. In 2012 armed with a culinary arts degree he appeared on the Denver scene as a sous chef at Le grand bistro & Oyster bar, Spuntino and Beatrice & Woodsley. As a young professional of 23 Chef Sandoval helped open Argyll whiskey beer in uptown Denver as Chef de Cuisine. His last post as an employed chef was at Telegraph bistro as Chef de cuisine before launching his brand.
For the past 4 years Chef Sandoval has focused on XATRUCHO, his private cooking concept servicing the state of Colorado. His vision was to become one of the premier private cooking companies in the state. Over the last few years XATRUCHO has gained momentum in Denver curating unique menus for unique food based projects and working closely with the Latino community of Westwood. Chef Sandoval believes in educating the youth on basic cooking skills and showcasing pride for the diverse Latin cuisines and cultures. With upcoming food projects and collaborations chef Sandoval will be aiming to shine the light on his home country’s cuisine. Honduras.
XATRUCHO was created by chef Sandoval with the vision to become one of the premier private cooking companies in Denver. We focus on curating menus that bring together the essence of classic ,old-school cooking techniques with Latin cuisine inspired flavor profiles
The XATRUCHO mentality behind food is simple: cook with the seasons, source your products consciously, and above all have fun while creating beautiful and delicious food. Our biggest joy comes from working with as many local farms and small businesses as possible and paying attention to the way we exercise our purchasing power. We work closely with the Latino community to find ways to generate fair-wage jobs and give the community the tools to grow through food, from mentoring small food vendors to teaching cooking classes to kids in the community.
The XATRUCHO team takes pride in what we allow to come out of our kitchen. Our cuisine is clear - cook from scratch, taste as you go, and never allow quality and flavor lose out to trends and fads. We make our cuisine accessible by having an eclectic list of partners in the food and beverage industry, partnering with breweries, venues and chefs to create events that range from exclusive dining experiences to relaxed pop-up events. Our upcoming food projects include a collaboration with Enigma Bazaar and more community based food demos and classes.
During COVID we wanted to do something to support our community and The Denver Box gave us a great opportunity to support restaurants, nonprofits and visit with friends. Not to mention the food is so good. Oh and reasonable in price.
I love having a great meal with some close friends. Plus the food is easy to make and super good.
My wife an I love the Denver Box. We get to try new restaurants in the middle of COVID and do not have to worry about contracting the virus. Not to mention the food is amazing!