At 19, Angel Luna and two friends came to the U.S. illegally. Luna, who grew up in Veracruz, Mexico, wanted to find steady work in order to send money back to his parents and sisters.
When Diane Yang heard that famed New York City Chef Gavin Kaysen was returning to his hometown to start a restaurant, she didn’t believe it.
In his role as chef de cuisine at La Belle Vie, Mike DeCamp has been a driving force in the Minneapolis food scene for nearly a decade.
Just steps from the CC Club, Uptown’s hallowed dive, lies Nightingale—one of the city’s most ambitious neighborhood restaurants.
Since Saint Dinette’s opening in June, its 27-year-old chef de cuisine Adam Eaton is having fun building a menu around what he labels “elevated fat-kid food.”
It’s not every newly graduated chef who dreams of showing off her fancy new skills in a food truck.
Thomas Boemer, aka chef and co-owner at Revival, chef and co-owner at Corner Table, and King of Porc, is having a good year.
Joe Rolle, who’s been leading the kitchen at Il Foro since its June opening, spent the previous two years at critically acclaimed North Loop restaurant Borough.
A Buddhist meal prayer is front and center when customers visit the Birchwood Café in Minneapolis.
Aaron Slavicek is soft spoken, quick to smile and pleasant to be around as executive chef of Bar La Grassa.
Robert Wohlfeil is executive chef at The Oceanaire in downtown Minneapolis.
Along with wife Ashleigh Newman, Leonard Anderson has created something quite different in the up-and-coming Payne Avenue neighborhood of St. Paul.