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Winter is Here!


Open 5:30, 7 Nights a Week
Reservations Invited
(970)  871 - 0508

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Winter is Here!


Open 5:30, 7 Nights a Week
Reservations Invited
(970)  871 - 0508

A New Taste

Winter is here and our winter friends return to celebrate on snow. Whether skiing, snowboarding, touring, snowmobiling, dog sledding or simply soaking in our natural hot springs, the active life and cold temperatures drive a hunger that can only be served by hearty fare, generously portioned. Chef Kate Rench's winter menu answers this call while catering to those who prefer to dine more delicately. Only the most select ingredients from regional greenhouses, ranches and sustainable ocean fisheries will pass the scrutiny of Chef Kate’s watchful eye.

Closed Sun, Apr 13 Reopen Fri, May 2

Café Diva is open seven days a week, at 5:30pm.  One of the secrets to the Café Diva experience is our limited seating. We invite you to call in advance for your table. 970.871.0508. 

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International Winelist

Sourced from the world's great vineyards. Four certified sommeliers pair to your taste, meal and budget. Visit our Winelist page.

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New Spring Menu!

Starting Friday, May 3rd, Chef Kate introduces her spring menu.  Visit us again soon for a preview.

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Celebrating Fifteen Years


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Celebrating Fifteen Years


The Café Diva journey began December 1, 1998. Starting as a wine bar serving appetizers, we have evolved into something different. We hope you feel as we do, something special. Dining is more than simply eating and drinking. Rather the perception of flavor, the uniqueness of the moment, the true joy of dining are made by those with whom the moment is shared. Over the past fifteen years we have been honored to share these moments with you and we thank you.

Looking forward, we strive to respect our very special relationship with you, to challenge ourselves to be our best, to make many more special moments.

Café Diva, Steamboat Springs, Colorado . . . Cuisine, Wine and Spirits, Artfully Crafted and Presented.

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Kate Rench

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Kate Van Rensselaer Rench first expressed herself through humble mediums with a BFA in sculpture and ceramics. To help support her art career she ended up in the kitchen. Flipping burgers at the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery in Boulder, CO she found her passion could be realized through the culinary arts. She went to the French Culinary Institute in February of ’98. After graduating with the Jacques Pepin award in September of the same year, she began her career at Jean-Georges Restaurant (Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature, four star restaurant in Manhattan), It was there that Chef Kate first felt her expression completely realized; technically innovative, delicately prepared French-Asian fusion cuisine.

After one year at Jean-Georges, Chef Kate was promoted to Chef de Partie of Garde Manger, where Kate remained for the next two years. Next, she spent two years as the executive chef at Hayday Country Market/ Balduccis in Westport, CT, where she managed a high volume prepared foods department.

Missing the mountains, she found herself back in the serenity of Steamboat Springs, CO, where she became part of Café Diva. After six months cooking there, Kate was offered the Executive Chef position and eventually partnership. Through her fresh, flavorful, seasonally changing menus, Chef Kate has earned top marks with critics, food connoisseurs across the country, and Steamboat locals.

Since expanding the restaurant (they started with four tables), Café Diva has moved to the pinnacle of dining in Colorado, yet remains quaint in its destination, the Northern Rockies. Chef Kate balances her culinary career with her husband, Craig, her two dogs and her maniacal pursuit of mountain sports.

As a special treat, watch Chef Kate Rench prepare grilled butternut squash pierogies with a walnut sage pesto on Rocky Mountain Chefs. Kate’s portion starts around 1:45, and includes full recipes, and each component is filmed step by step.