…and if you’re going to be spending some time with us we thought it might be nice if you met our family…
Jamey Fader & Jen Broyles Our "Roots"The two of us make up the duo that started the ball rolling. Our original days on old South Pearl St. were some of the most challenging, but rewarding times in our careers. While Jamey worked long hours developing menus, procuring ingredients and making all the efforts end up on plates for guests, Jen was busy working longer hours training staff, setting the example, raising the bar and filling seats.
That was a long time ago.....
Since then we have passed our torches on to the next generation of
hospitalitarians and taken on different roles within the Big Red F Restaurant Group. We smile together at what we have accomplished and beam with pride at what we have built with a ton of help from some really talented folks along the way. Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to make Lola such a special place.
Sharif Cruz Chef de CocinaBorn and raised in Mexico City, Sharif moved to Summit County, Colorado when he was thirteen. After graduating from the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute, he cut his teeth alongside chef David Welch at Foodheadz, Troy Guard at TAG, and Duane Walker at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar. Now at LOLA, he is stoked to be serving the food of his beloved homeland, bringing authentic Mexican cooking to the Denver dining scene.
Food and cooking have always been important to Sharif—from his days helping out in his Grandma’s kitchen as a kid, to earning his stripes on the line, to cooking for his church on Sundays. Good food brings family and friends together, and he loves that he gets to make that happen for his guests every night. When he’s not at LOLA, you’ll find Sharif cooking with his mom and girlfriend, watching Top Chef Mexico, sharpening his drawing skills, or cheering on his beloved Aguilas.
Phoebe Adolphson Assistant General ManagerFor Phoebe, hospitality is more than cooking someone a great meal, giving them flawless service, or serving them a great drink—it’s about making them feel truly and fun. welcome and having a positive impact on them even after they leave. Restaurants have been an essential ingredient in our communities for ages, and she strives to uphold the old time neighborliness of them in these modern times.
Born and raised near Cedar Rapids, Iowa (and proud of it!), Phoebe moved out to CO with her fiancee Samuel Charles (Chef at The Wayback). When she started out as a host at LOLA, she never thought she would one day become the AGM. But she fell in love with the lifestyle and fine folks that make up this crazy (and crazy fun!) family, and wouldn’t have it any other way. When she’s not raising spirits and rallying the troops at work, Phoebe enjoys spending time with her family, seeking out the Mile High City’s next best spot for some good food.
Alex Terry Tequila MasterBorn and raised in Piqua, Ohio, Alex attended Ohio State University where he had, admittedly, way too much fun. Bent on hosting good times for a living, he attended bartending school and then moved out to colorful Colorado, slinging drinks at some of the finest establishments of Vail Valley before settling in behind the stick at Lola.
When he's not lifting spirits here in the Lower Highlands, you'll find Alex hanging out with his girl, up in the mountains, playing golf, cheering on the Colorado Rockies, or restaurant / bar hopping in the city. He also likes to help out at Brent's Place and does a charity event in the mountains every year.