Coohills Restaurant and Bar opened its doors to Denver’s hip LoDo neighborhood in 2011. The restaurant’s namesake husband-and-wife team Tom and Diane Coohill brought their complementary expertises together to create a unique and appealing dining experience reminiscent of that found in restaurants in Europe, with a focus on local, regional and farm-fresh ingredients.
Chef Tom Coohill's journey with French cuisine started at L’Auberge des Champs in Kentucky, followed by training under master chefs at renowned establishments like the Michelin Guide three-star L’Oustau de Baumanière in France, the Mobil five-star Le Francais in Illinois, and the iconic Ma Maison in Los Angeles. In 1992, he opened Ciboulette in Atlanta, a nationally acclaimed modern French restaurant, earning top rankings from Condé Nast and Esquire magazine.
Since bringing his expertise to Colorado, Chef Tom has been a culinary force, hosting events like the Taste of Iceland in Denver and serving as a guest chef at the 2014 Food & Fun Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland. He's been a guest chef at the Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, a regular participant in Aspen Food & Wine and the Telluride Wine Festival, and featured at the 10th annual Sabor Barranquilla gastronomic festival in Colombia.
Chef Tom played a vital role in the 2017 Plate of Union Farm Bill Summit, addressing hunger issues and advocating for a revamped food labeling system in Washington, D.C. Alongside his wife Diane, he co-founded IKONIC Chef, a groundbreaking line of chef wear designed for today’s culinary professionals, using high-performance fabrics mirroring those available to elite athletes.