We’ve been blessed to witness our customers celebrate some of life’s biggest moments in our restaurants. From anniversaries to birthdays, graduations, promotions, and beyond, the joy felt in those moments is what drives us to create exceptional experiences time and time again.

It’s what drove Nate Lawrence to build Kompass Kulinary. From the back of the house to the front of the house, Nate has spent 34 years in the restaurant industry. This experience has led us to our core values and the importance of a strong team. Throughout his career, has always stood by his motto, “If we take care of our staff, they will take care of our guests.”

Kompass Kulinary – through servant leadership, an amazing culture, and the best team in the industry – continues to expand across the Denver metropolitan with several new restaurants beginning in 2023

Our Core values


We work hard and everyone carries their own weight. In this fast-paced environment, we hold each other accountable and we celebrate each other's successes - like rewarding employees who have provided 15 years of outstanding service with a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle.

We've made a promise to always take care of our hard-working employees no matter what.


High standards are a staple of every work culture, and there's no exception here. We aren't just looking for things to be done the right way; we're looking for the best way - for our guests AND our employees. High standards give each day and each task a sense of accomplishment.

Life is too short to be average.


Passion is what drives us. It's what makes art; it makes food more than just a meal; it pushes the envelope and delivers a truly amazing guest experience. Imagine working in an environment that you were passionate about and with people who share that same passion.

Passion is the fuel that drives us to do more and to be more.
Charitable Events & Contributions
Investing back into our community is an integral part of Kompass Kulinary. We donate our time and resources to charitable events throughout the year as well as financial donations to charities including the Denver Rescue Mission and Melanoma Foundation.

Our Leaders