Derek - Owner / Commander in Chef
Derek is a Colorado Native, with over 14 years experience at the Happy Cooker. He develops and creates our awesome and consistent menu AND he ensures the best experience for our Guests. Derek was inspired by the cuisine in New Orleans, primarily the style and ﬂavor of French foods. He insists that you try his Benedict's (origin Delmonico’s Restaurant, NY - Eggs à la Benedict), Quiche specials, and the Homemade Soups and Breads (for that real French & European touch) He is most often seen at the restaurant, hanging out in Georgetown, and running up Guanella Pass.
The ﬁrst menu’s were all
about the Wafﬂes, and May
Lori & Mike - Owners / Finance, HR, Sales & Marketing Ofﬁcers
Lori & Mike are retired beer people (Coors of course!) with 30+ years experience in Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Tasting (beer). They are responsible for the ﬁnancial and marketing aspects of the Happy Cooker, as well keeping the place happy:-) They have been a part of the Front Range mountain communities for over 20 years and love Georgetown for it’s history and culture. They are proud to be in business with Derek (we are family owned and managed). They are most often seen in or near New Orleans in the Winter, and wearing costumes at events and parades around Georgetown in the Summer
Founded in 1974 The ﬁrst concept
drawing of “May” the Happy Cooker Girl.
Today… May is still here, and so is The Happy Cooker
The Happy Cooker Restaurant
412 Sixth Street Georgetown, Co 80444
303-569-3166 - HistoricHappyCooker@aol.com - Contact Us
The Happy Cooker House Under
remodel in 1938