Jason Schellin - The Buttered Tin
Sure, he can name other reasons for becoming a chef, but ultimately for Jason Schellin, it all comes back to eating.
LaShaw Castellano - Borough
LaShaw Castellano uses the word “colorful” to describe her baking style, along with “playful” and “homey.”
Mike Rakun - Marin Restaurant & Bar (Le Meridien Chambers Hotel)
At Marin executive chef and partner Mike Rakun is preparing pan-seared halibut and poached salmon without butter.
Stephan Hesse - Uptown Cafeteria
It’s hard not to notice Stephan Hesse in the kitchen at Uptown Cafeteria. “I’m a big dude. I’ve got a big beard,” says Hesse.
Christina Nguyen & Birk Grudem - Hola Arepa food truck
Christina Nguyen and Birk Grudem have brought their travels in Latin America to their food truck.
Jamie Malone - Sea Change
Jamie Malone never expected the recognition and publicity that’s come her way since becoming chef de cuisine at Sea Change in Minneapolis.
Tyler Shipton - Borough
Tyler Shipton, chef and co-owner of Borough, one of the North Loop’s hottest restaurants, and will soon open Coup D'état in Uptown.
J.D. Fratzke - The Strip Club Meat and Fish
Cooking is a form of religion and J.D. Fratzke takes a very Buddhist approach to preparing food.
Paul Berglund - The Bachelor Farmer
Cooking for a presidential fundraiser turns out to be no different than cooking for the governor of Minnesota, a feat Paul Berglund, 36, executive chef at The Bachelor Farmer.
Lisa Hanson - Mona Restaurant
When Lisa Hanson decided in her mid-20s she wanted to be a chef, she applied to the best school research could find, the CIA in New York City.