DeRusha Eats: The Kenwood Chef Goes From Addiction To ClarityIn his kitchen at The Kenwood in Minneapolis, Don Saunders works with precision, with clarity. But for most of his life as a chef, Don worked in a haze, fueled by addiction.
Minnesota Chefs Make Headlines At International Cooking CompetitionsA Twin Cities chef made history with the USA Cooking Team at an international competition in France Wednesday. Gavin Kaysen, the chef from Spoon and Stable, was the coach for team USA at the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France.
Surly Brewing Names Jorge Guzman As Executive Chef For New BrewerySurly Brewing has hired Jorge Guzman to be the executive chef for the new full service restaurant that will be a part of the $30-million plus destination brewery the company is planning to open. Guzman has been the executive chef at Solera in downtown Minneapolis for more than three years.
Curiocity: Q&A With Chef Michelle BernsteinShe's been featured as a guest judge on Bravo's "Top Chef," has a James Beard Award under her belt and several restaurants boasting fresh, inventive Latin cuisine. And on Friday, you'll have a chance to see (and smell) her cooking talents in action.
Salvation Army Serves Turkey Meal With Help From 5-Star Chef Thanksgiving came early for folks at the Salvation Army in St. Paul. They put out the traditional turkey and stuffing spread with a fine dining feel, complete with a wait staff and white table cloths. To top it off, their special meal was cooked-up by a chef with a five-star background.
Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Part 2She makes some of the best pastries in town, is on the receiving end of critics' highest praise and has spent plenty of time rubbing elbows with culinary legends and celebrity chefs, alike.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Vincent FrancoualIt was roughly 16 years ago that Vincent Francoual, a native of France, moved to Minnesota. But before he arrived, he had one important question – where is Minnesota?
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Sameh Wadi, Part 2Cooking was such a large part of Sameh Wadi's upbringing it's somewhat shocking that the young and budding cook never considered it a career path until much later in life.
DeRusha Eats: Heartland Restaurant & Cocktail DinnersFor years, restaurants have had special dinners with wine producers, and beer brewers. But over the past couple years the idea of cocktail dinners has really been taking off.
Former Minnesota Viking Turned Celebrity ChefA former Viking continues to re-invent himself after his football career. Esera Tuaolo is an author, singer and now a celebrity chef.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Butcher & The Boar's Jack Riebel, Part 1Butcher and the Boar's Jack Riebel is in the midst of celebrating 30 years of cooking and while he's worked just about every position over the course of his career – breakfast cook, smoothie maker, salad cook, executive chef – he said working the line is where he loves to be.
Curiocity: MN Restaurants, Chefs Named James Beard SemifinalistsWe've all known the kind of stellar restaurants and chefs we've been blessed with here in the Twin Cities. But as the semifinalist list for the 2013 James Beard Awards prove, the rest of the country is taking notice.