WE ARE HI TIDE
HI TIDE‘s vision flows from the Hawaiian cultural experience. A melting pot of Native Hawaiian, Asian, and Western backgrounds, this cuisine has inspired our Chef Celeste toward an exciting and unique menu— one that honors each tradition while creating a taste completely its own.
Celeste brings not only her passion for international cuisine, but also her love of timeless family recipes to every plate. Under her guidance, HI TIDE serves up satisfying and healthy dishes on the lively Larimer Street in RiNo.
Take a dive into one of our signature craft bowls or small plates, all thoughtfully prepared with sushi-grade seafood and house-made sauces. Non-fish eaters in the group, have no fear! Slow-roasted kalua pork, fried mochiko chicken, seared tofu, and a variety of mouthwatering small plates await you.
Celeste Pfeiffer, a self-taught personal chef, grew up in the kitchen watching her Thai mother and American “country boy” father cook what most people today would consider gourmet food. Almost everything was from scratch, and if they were having a typical American meal, her mom would always put a Thai twist on it to satisfy her own cravings. She started cooking solo for her parents when she was just 10 years old.
Travel is one of her passions, and she’s fortunate to have traveled all over the world, exposing herself to different cultures and their wonderful food along the way. Inspired by these experiences, she started a personal chef business providing chef services for private dinners, events, and cooking classes. After traveling to Hawaii as a child and spending several years visiting Maui with co-owner Chris Cartwright, she developed a love for Hawaii and it’s authentic cuisine.
Celeste’s vision for the restaurant is to bring a little bit of Hawaii to Denver along with her personal Asian influences, all while using quality ingredients and the freshest fish. In her words: “we wanted an elevated, yet casual neighborhood place where people could hang out and eat the type of food they crave all the time.”