THE 7908 STORY
7908 is Aspen’s finest supper club. Situated in the heart of the world’s most adored and irreverent mountaintop resort, our space allows for an authentic, extraordinary Aspen experience. A place to dine in the early evening and dance late into the night. It’s sophisticated and fun, it’s raucous and regal, inclusiveness and exclusive, it’s Aspen.
Taking its name and cultural direction from the exact elevation of a once small mining town perched 7,908 feet high in the Rocky Mountains. 7908 will bring together under one roof, the eclectic, talented and empowered many, who long ago determined Aspen to be their most cherished place to visit.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Sean Glaser graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango,
Colorado, where he got his first taste of the hospitality industry. He helped open The Mahogany Grille at
the historic Strater Hotel in downtown Durango. After graduating, he moved back to Denver to open
Sage Restaurant Group’s Second Home Kitchen + Bar inside the JW Marriott Denver in the chic shopping
and dining neighborhood of Cherry Creek North. He helped establish it as one of the most popular late-
night cocktail bars in all of Denver. Three years later, he became the Bar Manager at the restaurant
inside the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, EDGE Restaurant & Bar. He quickly transformed the bar in to one
of the most profitable bars in the entire Four Seasons company by conceptualizing innovative events
while developing exceptional service with a unique ambiance. In 2015, he was promoted to Restaurant
General Manager of EDGE Restaurant & Bar and he oversaw all food & beverage outlets at the hotel,
including the restaurant, bar and pool. He developed a creative department that quickly became the
place to see and be seen within Denver while also meeting the expectations of the Four Seasons
clientele. Sean joined 7908 Supper Club as General Manager in November of 2018. He has been
vacationing in Aspen for years and was excited to lead an independent restaurant with such a creative
team and innovative concept.
Born and raised in South Louisiana, Chef Craig Walker’s passion for cooking was ignited by the eccentric atmosphere of his family kitchen, where cooking and eating was only half of the meal. After graduating at the top of his class from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Austin, TX, Walker pursued his fascination of international cuisine to Palm Beach Florida where he trained and honed his skills at Cafe L’ Europe working alongside internationally recognized Chefs for several years later. Walker returned to his Louisiana roots a true culinary expert and opened up two of his own restaurants in New Orleans. After several years of success, Walker decided to take a leap from the restaurant business to focus on providing individual clients with a unique culinary experience that blends the excitement of cooking with and intimate educational presentation
Executive Sous Chef
Executive Sous Chef
Chef Byron Gomez has spent the last 13 years honing his skills at some of the most pristine restaurants in New York City and the world. He has trained and worked under some of the best chefs and mentors in the industry, such as Daniel Boulud, Ronny Emborg, Gavin Kaysen and Daniel Humm. Despite not having any formal culinary education, Byron worked hard to be self taught and work among very talented individuals. Working his way up through Michelin ranked restaurants in New York starting at Café Boulud, the esteemed classical French One Star Michelin restaurant, which gave Byron his first glimpse into the art of fine dining. Hard work and passion motivated Byron to then move on to the Two Star Michelin restaurant Atera, featuring a modern Nordic cuisine tasting menu.
Byron then became intrigued with the idea of developing his skills with a Three Star Michelin restaurant, the biggest award any chef world wide can achieve. He set his sights on Eleven Madison Park, and he quickly advanced through the ranks in the kitchen through hard work and impeccable leadership skills, eventually becoming Sous Chef at the esteemed restaurant. In 2017/2018, Eleven Madison Park won Top Restaurant in the World by San Pellagrino in their list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants. After receiving this incredible honor, Byron decided to spend the next 1 1/2 years traveling with the mobile EMP team leading popup restaurants in the prestigious culinary destinations of Hamptons, NY and Aspen, CO. After spending the winter in Aspen, Byron decided to leave his home of New York City and put down roots in the Rocky Mountain resort town, becoming the Executive Sous Chef at 7908 in the Spring of 2019.
Jonathan Pullis graduated from UVM in 1993. After spending 2 years on St John, he returned to Vermont where he helped open The Pitcher Inn, a Relais & Chateau in Warren. After a short stint in New Mexico, he moved to Aspen to work at The Little Nell. While there he progressed from 6 am “toaster boy” to front server, sommelier and eventually the Wine Director. While serving as the Wine Director of a Grand Award List, he passed the prestigious Master Sommelier exam in 2009, becoming the 98th Master Sommelier in North America.
In 2014 he accepted the position of CEO with Chefs Club where he oversaw all aspects of the business and opened the 2nd Chefs Club in SOHO. Jonathan is thrilled to be the Wine Director at 7908, Aspen’s first and foremost Supper Club! When Jonathan isn’t sharing food & wine at 7908, he is enjoying the myriad of outdoor activities Aspen has to offer with his wife Rebekah and sons Charlie and Oliver.
Director of Spirits
Director of Spirits
Matt has excelled within the food and beverage industry, managing a Forbes 5-Star cocktail and lounge program, managing and training bartenders that have gone on to win national competitions and become leaders in their own bar programs. He’s consulted in the opening of three successful restaurants and has written cocktail, beer, and wine programs that have continued to perform in today’s ever changing market. Before joining the team at 7908 Aspen, Matt managed various innovative bar programs.
Tim Chladek has called Colorado home most of his life, growing up in Littleton, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and upon graduating immediately pursued a career in web development, working initially for the Chicago Tribune. He launched his first internet company, DenverMix.com, in 2002 and saw it grow into six markets before selling it in 2007. In addition to providing information on happening in and around town, DenvermIx.com had a very successful nightclub events division – creating and executing large events throughout the Denver area. He moved to Aspen, Colorado in the fall of 2007 and opened a nightclub named The Regal Watering Hole in the heart of town. The Regal was a popular locals dance club for several years before Tim and his partner sold the business in 2013. That same year he relaunched the famed downtown Denver hotspot Tryst Lounge in a new location and continued to own and operate it until the spring of 2019. Initially consulting the 7908 team through the launch, Tim is excited to have joined the team on a full-time basis as the Lounge Manager.
At the age of 17, Bryan launched his first event production LLC and had already built a solid reputation as a DJ in New Orleans. A few years later, Hurrican Katrina devestated his hometown and while working as a merchant mariner, saved every penny he made to invest in his music career. In 2010, Bryan took an offshoot in his career path as creative director for Sneaker Politics and their flagship store. While secretly writing and producing beats under the name “Kid Kamillion”, he gained the attention and work relationship with artists Childish Gambino, G-Eazy and A-Trak. After remixing one of A-Trak’s songs “Heads Will Roll”, his work became a viral success overnight. The remix was played at every major festival for the next 5 years and hit #1 on the Hype Machine charts. After finishing his Japan tour in 2016 with fashion label Stussy, Bryan moved back to New Orleans and reconnected with longtime friend Chef Craig Walker and recorded music at his home for the next 2 years. One day while DJing in Craig Walker’s kitchen, Bryan met actor & entrepreneur Roger Wilson and was asked to produce the lounge and music programing for 7908 in Aspen, CO.
David Gamble is a multidisciplinary artist from London, now based in New Orleans. His body of work consists of paintings, works on paper, and photographs, all of which have been exhibited globally.
Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, Gamble worked as one of the foremost international editorial photographers for publications such as the Observer, the Independent, LIFE, Fortune, the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, and more.
Over his decades-long career spanning the commercial, journalistic, and fine art realms, Gamble has photographed such illustrious figures as Stephen Hawking and the Dalai Lama with several of his portraits included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
In 1989 he was given The American Photography Award. His renown in the world of photography led to his being contacted in 1987 by Andy Warhol’s manager Fred Hughes, as well as the Warhol Foundation, for a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Now, 30 years to the month after the auction of Warhol’s estate, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off, for the first time, two of Gamble’s rare photographs from inside the 66th Street apartment. The auction will take place April 10th at Sotheby’s New York location, and will be preceded by a week-long exhibition of the work to be auctioned.