What a “treat” for us to have Adam Schlegel speaking at our June Monthly Meeting. He serves as co-owner and Consigliere for Snooze AM Eatery, a consortium of breakfast and lunch restaurants in Colorado and California. Snooze, established in 2006, currently operates 6 award-winning restaurants. As Consigliere, Adam focuses on business organization, development and strategy, financial management, technology, human resources and, true to his hippy roots, sustainability. Collectively with his partner & brother Jon Schlegel, Snooze has established itself as the go-to breakfast restaurant in the city and developed a model that integrates community, environment and sound business to drive success. From Best Breakfast Awards six out of six years running with 5280 magazine, to Best New Business in 2007 as awarded by the Downtown Denver Partnership, Snooze seeks change and growth.
A Denver native, Adam graduated from the University of Denver’s Finance & Marketing School; his initial work focused on emerging market investments. Next Adam specialized in corporate financial management and system implementation with KPMG Consulting, working both nationally and abroad, with companies ranging from Australia’s Telstra Telecom to Time Warner/ America OnLine.
Adam is the founding member of Eat Greener Denver, a coalition of restaurants working with city, state and national organizations in support and promotion of sustainable actions in the hospitality field. Former President of EatDenver, Adam now directs the group’s efforts in philanthropy and community outreach. In addition, Adam serves on the Denver SEEDS, Denver’s Sustainable Food Policy Council, GreenPrint Denver, and a handful of NGO and other Boards. Adam speaks locally and throughout Colorado on sustainable and triple bottom line management opportunities.