Chef Simonds is New Ignite Corporate Chef/Brand Ambassador

March 6, 2023

Chef SimondsIgnite Foodservice Solutions is pleased to announce that Chef Luke Simonds has joined our Denver culinary team as Corporate Chef/Brand Ambassador. Chef Luke has over 20 years of experience leading kitchens and product innovation.

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Luke worked at and managed kitchens in top restaurants like The Flagstaff House, Brasserie 1010, and Leaf. He recently worked at national chains like Red Robin, Village Inn, Bakers Square, and Max & Erma’s leading culinary strategy, collaborating with manufacturers and developing operations-grounded solutions.

“I am a dedicated person that enjoys working as part of a group of like-minded people,” said Chef Luke. “I am beyond excited to be joining Ignite, specifically working closely with the culinary team in the Colorado market.”

Dedicated to helping customers make informed decisions about equipment through access to expert advice and knowledge, Ignite serves eleven states on the west coast from our three offices in Colorado, Washington, and Arizona. We have test kitchens in Denver, Phoenix, and Washington for foodservice professionals to see and test equipment and work with chefs on restaurant concepts, menu creation, or hosting culinary events.

To reach Chef Luke, send him a message at

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