Infinite Hospitality to continue the legacy at Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop

Staff report

Aspen-based hospitality group Infinite Hospitality, in partnership with Aspen Birchwood, announced the ownership transition of local restaurant, Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop. The transition will take place in fall 2023, according to a press release.

In late May, it was announced that Meat & Cheese was closing up shop, and instead owner Wendy Mitchell worked closely with the local group to keep Meat & Cheese intact.

“It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to something that has been such a big part of my life and to say goodbye to all of the loyal customers and employees. But I am thrilled to announce that the new buyer is Infinite Hospitality, a group who I think will be great stewards of the concept and take good care of the employees. I’m guessing people won’t even notice I’m gone,” Mitchell said in the release.

Meat and Cheese General Manager Sam Hayes will stay at the restaurant alongside the new team.

“I’d like to thank Wendy for allowing me into her world many years ago. I would not be who I am today without her and Meat and Cheese. Meat and Cheese is my home and family. Wendy worked night and day to build such a great culture for not only us, but the community as well. I’m grateful for the opportunity to carry on Wendy’s legacy alongside the absolute best team. My focus has been and always will be supporting our staff, ensuring the best food and service that we are all accustomed to. I promise that feeling you get when you walk into Meat and Cheese will still be here. I can speak for the entire staff in saying we are stoked to stay open and look forward to welcoming Infinite Hospitality and Aspen Birchwood into our Meat and Cheese home,” said Hayes.

“We have tremendous gratitude to Wendy Mitchell. We respect her legacy, and everything that she’s built. We worked together with landlord Jimmy Marcus to secure a lease that guarantees the longevity of Meat and Cheese for the foreseeable future,” Sean Robison, COO of Infinite Hospitality said on behalf of the new owners. “From the name to the menu, to most importantly, the staff, who are the soul of Meat and Cheese, Infinite Hospitality and Aspen Birchwood look forward to continuing on this journey alongside the incredible team our community loves.”