Brett Smith – Chicken Tender

A native of Wappingers Falls, New York, Smitty first came to Colorado to ski—but he stayed to cook! He worked his way up the ranks of Jax Fish House and Zolo Southwestern Grill in Boulder and then spent four years as the Executive Chef of Zozo’s Restaurant on Saint John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. When he came back home to Colorado he took the reins at Zolo once again and in 2014 teamed up with Dave Query and Bryan Selders to open The Post Chicken and Beer in Lafayette.

When he’s not behind the burners of The Post, Smitty enjoys swimming, hiking, and grilling with his wife and kids. He also started a benefit for the Autism Society of Boulder County, called The Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant, which raises money every year to send area kids in need to summer camp.


Jimmy Giesler – Chef De Cuisine

Post Chef De Cuisine Jimmy Geisler grew up in Norcross, Georgia, where cooking got into his blood at a young age. He’s been working professionally in restaurants since age 19, starting with flipping burgers at a 24-hour diner in Athens, Georgia. He obtained a degree in the culinary arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta and spent time in the kitchens of Ecco and Kevin Rathbun Steak in Atlanta before relocating to Colorado where he joined the BRF team in 2014. He served as executive chef at West End Tavern before moving over to The Post Lafayette.

Jimmy has a true love of food, from barbecue to baking bread to gardening. He loves cooking food that requires a lot of love and attention but is still familiar and comforting. He also has a passion for collecting records and listening to music. When he’s not at The Post, you’ll find Jimmy trying out other restaurants around town or visiting the mountains with his fiancé, Ashley.