Meet Our Chefs

Think of our chefs as your guide on a culinary tour!  Our chefs are here to make sure your dining experience is a memorable one and that your overall trip to Saratoga Casino is everything you want it to be!

Chef Justin Wenzel Headshot




Office: (303) 570-6945

Justin Wenzel is a local resident for over 15 years. He graduated from Nederland middle/senior High school with the class of 2009. Justin has been following his passion for cooking and brings 8 years of experience to Saratoga Casino. While Justin has no formal culinary education, he is dedicated to the kitchen and always determined to better himself through classes and gathering inspiration from colleagues and other chefs. In his free time, Justin is very family oriented, coming from a large family himself. He is one of 7 children, has 1 daughter of his own, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 finches. He enjoys the mountains of Colorado and loves to spend time outdoors. He also enjoys growing his own food, with his favorites being tomatoes,  peppers, and kale.

Chef Photo of Genaro Garcia



Office: (303) 582-6137

Genaro Garcia brings 18 years of cooking experience to our kitchens with 12 of those years spent here on property perfecting his craft. Genaro has three children of his own, 2 boys and a girl. In his spare time, Genaro enjoys spending time with his family, especially playing with his kids.

Hugo Ayala Chef Photo



Office: (303) 582-6137

Hugo has 18 years of cooking experience under his belt, with 7 of them being spent right here at Saratoga Casino. Hugo was born in Zacatecas Mexico but came to Colorado to start his career and pursue his passion for cooking. In his spare time, Hugo enjoys watching and playing baseball.

Garrett Metcalf
October 4, 2019
"We visited 4 casinos in town and Saratoga was our favorite, it's not the biggest and it's not the most fancy but it was the most welcoming. My buddy is an amateur craps player and I have NO IDEA how to play the game, I watched as my buddy played but the dealer and the dice man were fantastic at explaining the game, the bets, and suggestions on what bets to play when for my friends success. I played about an hour of video poker, had some drinks and only ended up spending or loosing $30 for someone who doesn't gamble it was a great time."