Black Hat Cattle Co Receives the Jefferson County Public Health’s “Leader in Food Safety” Award

Kittredgere, CO, October 07, 2011 –(– Dave Rodriguez, owner of Black Hat Cattle Co, located in Kittredge, Colorado received the Leader in Food Safety Award from the Jefferson County Public Health Department. This award is given annually to four leading establishments in Jefferson County that have a commitment to proper food handling and preparation techniques, train employees regularly in food safety and have had no critical violations in the past year.

“My staff and I work very hard to make sure that our customers are getting the best service possible,” says Dave Rodriguez. “This includes our commitment to handling food properly, consistently training and developing our employees and giving our customers the best experience possible, being recognized by Jefferson County is an honor.”

Preventing foodborne illness isn’t easy and takes commitment from everyone. With over 2,000 licensed food service establishments in the County, the nine JCPH Environmental Health Specialists who spend their days inspecting the facilities for adherence to food safety regulations have plenty of work to do. Performing over 3,600 food safety inspections yearly in Jefferson County they help prevent foodborne illness outbreaks and assure that Jefferson County citizens and visitors are provided with safe food. Staff works closely with the establishments and are thankful that many make food safety a priority. “The Leader in Food Safety Award, is our way of showing appreciation to the food service establishments in Jefferson County who go out of their way to assure foodborne illness isn’t on the menu. We want to thank the staff and the management of these establishments for their prevention efforts and encourage the community to thank them as well,” said, Dave Hooker, Food Safety Program Supervisor.

To get more information about Black Hat Cattle Co visit or contact Dave Rodriguez directly by calling 303-670-0941.

About Black Hat Cattle Co:
The Black Hat Cattle Co is owned and managed by David Rodriguez, a 30 year Evergreen resident. Dave has a very loyal following in the restaurant business. His customers rave about his fantastic menu and his warm hospitality. If you haven’t been to the Black Hat before, you’re in for a real treat. From the Montana cut Ribeye steak to the succulent seafood entree’s, the Black Hat will provide the dining experience that you’ve been craving. Make sure you bring a big appetite, because you are in for a mouth-watering experience. From slow-roasted prime rib to fresh Atlantic salmon, the hardest decision of the night will be deciding which entree to order first. If you haven’t been to the Black Hat in a little while – stop by and visit us again! It’s still just as good as you remember.

About Jefferson County Food Safety Program
For more information please call Jefferson County Food Safety Program at 303-271-5700 or visit our web site at To learn more about the regular inspections of your favorite restaurants in Jefferson County, click on the Retail Food Inspection link.

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