sage and spirits mercantile

purveyor of goods and culinary services

custom catering

Richard Beichner takes people on a culinary exploration through extraordinary cuisine. With a passion for food, Richard Beichner has a flair for igniting the senses using simple, fresh ingredients with a twist.



Over the last 30 years, Richard Beichner has worked his way from a scrappy line cook to a refined and renowned culinary talent whose passion lies in creating an individualized, authentic, and uniquely memorable culinary experience for your formal dining event or casual backyard barbecue, or serving as your guide in your quest to refresh and expand your own home cooking repertoire and skill set.

After receiving his training in New York City, Rich has lived and worked all over the United States, serving as the Executive Chef creating revitalized menus out of fresh locally-sourced ingredients for the restaurants of premier resorts and vacation destinations in the Northeast, the South, the Midwest and now the mountains of northern Colorado.  After years in the restaurant business, Rich is ready to shift his focus to bringing his varied and diverse experience and love of good food and wine to your home, sharing with you and your family and friends techniques in the preparation of anything from classic French cuisine to the regional gems of the U.S., with his own creative slant.

In addition to Rich's professional experience in the food and beverage industry, he holds a certification and membership in the Court of Master Sommelier, has been invited multiple times to cook at the James Beard House in New York City, has appeared on cooking segments of local TV channels, has prepared meals for the President of the United States, and has been the runner up for chef of the year multiple times in the Colorado chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

Rich presents a rare opportunity for you to bring into your home a cultivated culinary expert, packaged in a down-to-earth fun and personable guy,  to help you plan and execute an event that cannot be forgotten, or simply help provide direction in refreshing and energizing your home menu.



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Serves 4-6

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  • 1 hr

    50 US dollars
  • 2 hr

    Starting at $ 50.00
  • 1 hr

    Starting at $ 50.00


  • Tired of cooking? Give yourself a break and let us prepare finished meals for you, delivered to your home, either on a short term or regularly scheduled basis.

  • Hosting a dinner party or event?  Let us help you create the perfect menu for the occasion, and leave the rest to us (preparation, delivery and set up at your home or event locale)

  • Tired of the same old recipe rotation in your daily life or as dinner-party host?  Take a cooking class with your family or friends, either in person or online.  You will leave the session with a refreshed repertoire of anything from simple quick recipes to make on the fly after a busy day of work, or artful show-stoppers guaranteed to impress your guests.

  • Looking for a fun activity to do with friends or family in our new world of stay-at-home orders and social distancing? Take a cooking class with me online.

  • Need help pairing wine or cocktails with your menu?  Let me guide you in those choices.

  • Coming up to the mountains for a vacation or weekend getaway and just want to hit the ground running and not have to worry with the grocery store? I can offer personal shopping and have your rental or second home fully stocked by the time of your arrival.



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