Haley, born in Saskatchewan and raised in Denver, trained in Paris and Piemonte, Italy before settling in Vail. His passion for cooking is rooted in his childhood, cooking rhubarb, strawberries and East European dishes with his mother and grandmother.
In July 2011, Haley became both Zino’s executive chef and co-owner. Before becoming executive chef Haley often states the value of how “Everything else up to that point was practice.” Prior experience defined how he wanted to run the kitchen, treat his staff and, just as importantly, be treated by them. His culinary style, born of his love of Italian cuisine, would now be Zino’s style.