The Power List 2017: Andrew Gruel

January 24, 2017

Slapfish — a modern seafood shack with fresh and fun sustainable seafood served in a casual setting — has gotten customers to bite. 

Andrew Gruel, co-founder and executive chef of the fast-casual fish spot, has felt the pull of both the ocean and the restaurant world throughout his professional life.

After a few semesters of college on the East Coast, Gruel realized he felt more at home working in a lobster house, and subsequently earned a culinary degree in Denver. He kept moving west, eventually learning about sustainable seafood in a job at the Aquarium of the Pacific in