Jimmy Yeager

Restaurateur

Aspen

Jimmy Yeager is the owner and operator of Jimmy's, An American Restaurant & Bar established in 1997 in Aspen. Yeager started his career in New York in the late 1970s, working in both the front and back of the house, learning all aspects of the hospitality trade. He then spent several years in the Los Angeles area before moving to Aspen in 1991. Since opening, Jimmy's has been recognized for its culinary, spirits and wine programs. Yeager has been recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on agave-based spirits, tequila and mezcal, and can often be found in Oaxaca exploring indigenous villages producing the finest mezcals in the world. He serves as President of the Board of Directors of Challenge Aspen, which provides adaptive recreation for those with cognitive and physical disabilities.