Denise and Kevin Reinert started their food truck adventures on June 18th, 2017, serving breakfast and lunch at a beautiful outdoor courtyard on Main Street in Gunnison, CO.  Though our initial vision was to build a restaurant in our home on Main Street, it became too costly and we changed the plan to become a food truck with a fun, community-oriented outdoor courtyard for dining enjoyment.

During the summer seasons of 2017 and 2018, Burnell’s became a favorite stop for high-quality and inventive menu options.  In 2018, we started a transition toward catering public and private events throughout Gunnison and Crested Butte, and now in 2019 we’re focusing our energy on catering and won’t be open at our daily location on Main Street.The dynamic and personable chef duo of Denise and Kevin Reinert are the perfect match for this food truck project, receiving rave reviews and top ratings mere weeks after opening in 2017. Named after Kevin’s maternal family of farmers in Illinois, and capitalizing on the farm fresh concept the name implies, Burnell’s features inventive gourmet meals focusing on local ingredients. Denise comes to the kitchen with over 22 years in the culinary industry. The couple owned and operated Crested Butte’s Elizabeth Anne Bed & Breakfast serving decadent breakfasts and connoisseur-driven evening wine and food pairings for their guests. Their creative fare finds its muse in two gastronomic powerhouses — New Orleans and Santa Fe — combined with Denise’s Southern roots and proclivity towards elevated comfort food.

Denise and Kevin at Crested Butte’s Mardi Gras Parade, 2016