Keven Kinaschuk was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, spending his formative years eating homemade traditional Ukranian perogies and playing the drums in a garage band.
As a young adult, he quickly realized the merits of hard work and good food so he headed to the University of North Dakota to study business and begin his career in the restaurant industry.
For 10 years Keven traveled the U.S. working as a General Manager for Chop House Breweries and as an Opening Manager for Rock Bottom Breweries. With 35 years in the restaurant industry, owning and operating a restaurant of his own felt like second nature to him. McKinners Pizza Bar is the result of Keven’s life-long dream. He understands what excellent dining entails and makes every detail of the experience count. Keven’s ambition is to have McKinners maintain impeccable service standards while embracing a funky charm, and striving to give customers more than just a meal out.
Passionate about giving back to the community, Keven serves as the President on the board of directors for the Colorado non-profit organization Break Bread. Being a member of Break Bread brings his two major values together: food and helping others.
"Break Bread’s mission is to build community through the values of unconditional love, abundant grace, and hospitality to all with an expectation to be transformed. Break Bread embodies this mission by offering a free weekly meal to anyone and everyone who wishes to share in it. Dining together as neighbors becomes the starting point of forming a sense of community and relationships among those who participate as diners, volunteers, ambassadors, and donors, etc.”
Keven is also active with the Littleton Business Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants Association Bar and Restaurants.
Keven understands that commitment to excellence does not come easy and the course of business, just like life, is often confusing. You adapt and adjust your course many times, especially during times like these. Running a restaurant takes time, effort, experience and, most importantly, great people.