Address & Hours


3316 Tejon St Denver Co, 80211


Mon - Fri | 11am-3pm

Wednesday - Sunday | 5pm-6pm

Wednesday - Sunday | 5pm-10pm

Sat & Sun | 9:30am-2pm

CHEF /  Justin Brunson

CUISINE Farm Inspired American Cuisine



3316 Tejon St Denver Co, 80211


Monday - Friday | 11am-3pm

Wednesday - Sunday | 5pm-6pm

Wednesday - Sunday | 5pm-10pm

Sat & Sun | 9:30am-2pm

CHEF /  Justin Brunson

CUISINE Farm Inspired American Cuisine






Best Sandwich Shops in Denver, CO – Masterpiece Delicatessen

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Three Best Rated

Beemster Chef Series: Justin Brunson

Friday, January 26, 2018 |

The Ten Best Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches in Denver

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Denver Westword

The Ten Best Reuben Sandwiches in Denver

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Denver Westword

Chef Justin Brunson & His Famous Rooster featured on Sir & Sport TV

Saturday, December 09, 2017 | Sir & Sport Magazine

Our newly launched video channel, Sir and Sport TV, begins with a behind-the-scenes look at restaurateur and chef, Justin Brunson, owner of Old Major in Denver, Colorado.

One of the favorites on the menu is the Royal Rooster collection of unbelievable chicken sandwiches made from scratch. Spend some time with the creator and see, in just a few minutes, how this beautiful bird makes for such an unforgettable meal.

Oyster Stuffing Recipe by Justin Brunson

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Sir & Sport Magazine

Get Fired Up for SEARious Meats – Airing Wednesday, Nov 8th – 8:30pm Eastern on the Cooking Channel

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | Cooking Channel

Join Justin Brunson in his hunt for beefed-up bites across America!

Justin Brunson Gets A Pilot on the Food Network

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 5280 Magazine

Denver chef Justin Brunson to host meat-centric Food Network pilot

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | The Know | The Denver Post

Old Major Expands Lunch Offerings

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 5280 Magazine

The 6 best brunch options in Denver – A Luxury Travel Blog

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | A Luxury Travel Blog

Interview with Chef Justin Brunson

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | FOODHIGH

Justin Brunson Launches Charcuterie Processing Plant

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Eater Denver

Denver’s Essential Guide to Chicken and Waffles

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Eater Denver

Where to eat the best brunch in America – Old Major

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Time Out USA


Friday, January 13, 2017 | Thrillist

A Denver chef is tapped for James Beard Foundation dinner

Friday, October 14, 2016 | Denver Post

Denver’s 25 Best Restaurants 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016 | 5280 Magazine

Chef’s Night Out: Old Major

Thursday, June 18, 2015 |

Chef to Watch // Justin Brunson

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 | Delta Sky Magazine

Executive Chef Justin Brunson brings close to two decades of culinary experience to Brunson & Co., his family of restaurants in Denver, CO that include Old Major, Masterpiece Delicatessen, Masterpiece Kitchen, and The Royal Rooster. His passion for heritage-raised meats, sustainable seafood, and ingredients sourced from local farms reaches beyond the Denver city limits. Brunson travels the country sharing his unique point of view and inspiration, while sharing stories and tapping into the pulse of the industry. Born and raised to an Iowan farming family, Brunson’s childhood was spent gardening, hunting, and fishing. These activities along with his agricultural roots have helped to mold his passion for food and its preparation.

Brunson attended Scottsdale’s LeCourdon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and obtained an internship in 2001 with renowned Chef Michael DiMaria at Michael’s at the Citadel. Michael hired and extensively trained Brunson for the next several years, which helped ignite his true passion for food and cooking. In 2004, Brunson moved to Denver and helped open Zengo with Chef-Owner Richard Sandoval. Two years later, he joined award-winning Chef Frank Bonanno as his Sous Chef at Luca D’Italia and filled in at Mizuna when help was needed. In 2008, Brunson worked at Fruition all while he was in the process of opening up his own business, Masterpiece Delicatessen.

In 2011, Brunson launched the Denver Bacon Company, a locally produced, dry-cured, peachwood smoked, thick cut and sweetened with maple sugar bacon.  During the summer of 2012, Brunson completed a 30-day internship in New York at Fleisher’s, a sustainable butcher shop under master butcher Josh Applestone where he furthered his knowledge and skills with sustainable meats and butchery. In 2013, Brunson opened Old Major, with a focus on heritage-raised meats from Colorado farms creating contemporary farmhouse cuisine.

The popularity of Masterpiece Delicatessen demanded a second location in Denver’s financial district. In 2014, Masterpiece’s Uptown location opened, showcasing a fine dining chef's take on a sandwich shop. Brunson’s passion for food, and love of fried chicken, prompted him to open a pop up lunch spot in the Old Major bar in 2015 dubbed Royal Rooster, featuring the infamous Old Major fried chicken thighs in a sandwich format. In Spring 2016, Masterpiece Kitchen, an American Bar & Grill, was born, offering the best in local ingredients with a menu inspired by Masterpiece Deli, Old Major and the Royal Rooster.

Brunson's latest concept is Culture Meat & Cheese. The shop features curated retail selection of cultured goods and accoutrement to accompany the varying selection of meat and cheese boards, as well as a menu of handcrafted sandwiches for breakfast through dinner. Culture opened September 25, 2016 and is located in The Denver Central Market. Additionally, Brunson is sponsored by the National Pork Board.