Meet the Team

The fabulous people of RARE Italian
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Collin McDowell

General Manager

Collin joined the RARE team in September 2020. We are thrilled to have him!

Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson

Executive Chef

Steven hails from the Windy City of Chicago where he graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Since graduation in 1999, he has traveled around different restaurants, working in corporate atmospheres to locally owned bistros. His best experiences have been in opportunities where he’s been able to try new things and learn from other chefs, like his time at The Vine Wine Bar in Grayslake, Illinois. Like many Colorado residents, Steven visited Colorado on a vacation one year and decided to relocate. He truly enjoys working at RARE and having the experience to work with Italian cuisine. Steven believes understanding Italian food is a foundation to cuisine and it’s nice to focus on a certain style to develop a specific niche incredibly well. What Steven likes most about RARE is the commitment to from-scratch food – truly home-made food that he believes is an ethical rite and important to most chefs.

In his free time, Steven enjoys the outdoors – fly fishing and camping are his joy as it brings him back to the circle of life where he can catch his meal and filet it himself.

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Bar Manager

Originally from Logan, Utah, Chris started his career in the food and beverage industry at Biaggi’s Italian Restaurant in Salt Lake City. He moved to Fort Collins to live closer to his family who had moved here earlier after falling in love with the town’s charm, genuine people, and small town feel. Moreover, he truly appreciates the family he has found while working at RARE. He loves the dynamite and quality product, the amazing staff, and company’s outstanding ethos. On his down time, he genuinely loves studying philosophy, listening to and experiencing the metal music scene, and being outside skateboarding, biking, or snowboarding.