MCA Denver & Id Est Present: Dinner Society with Mara King & Caroline Clark


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About Caroline Clark

Photo of Caroline Clark holding a wine glass, wearing a black outfit, and leaning up against a restaurant wall.

Caroline Clark is the Beverage and Hospitality Director for Colorado-based James Beard Award nominated restaurant group, Id Est. She oversees the programming at Michelin 1-Star / Green Star awarded concepts, The Wolf's Tailor and Brutø, as well as the acclaimed restaurants BASTA, Hey Kiddo, and Dry Storage Bakehouse. She was awarded the 2023 Michelin Exceptional Cocktails award for Colorado. She holds the title of Sommelier Judge from the Somm Journal, where her work was recently published discussing her passion for sustainability in the hospitality industry.


About Mara King

Portrait of Mara King sporting big glasses and sitting in front of jars of fermented foods.

Mara King has built a robust career as a food professional in Colorado, USA. Working as a chef in her 20s, a business owner in her 30s, and a fermentation educator and researcher in her 40s. As the Director of Fermentation and Sustainability for Id Est, Mara brings into play her passion for good food, traditional arts, and robust local food systems. She is working to establish and enliven systems for circular economies to close loops and prevent food waste within the restaurant group and the community at large. Her presence goes beyond her local arena into the world through education, film making, and public speaking. You can see her TedX presentation and the People’s Republic of Fermentation, a film series she helped to create on YouTube.