Maddens on Gull Lake

Food & Wine Weekend Talent

Amy Thielen- Park Rapids, MN
Host of Food Network's Heartland Table, 2014 James Beard Award winner for her book, The New Midwestern Table:  200 Heartland Recipes.  

John Kraus- Minneapolis, MN
Owner of Patisserie 46; Bronze Medal Team USA Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, James Beard Award nominee, "Best Bakery in the Twin Cities" from Minnesota Monthly magazine, "Best French Restaurant" from City Pages, "World's Best Patisserie" from National Geographic magazine, "World's Best Eclairs" from Food & Wine magazine

Erik Anderson- Minneapolis, MN 
Brut, James Beard Foundation nominee, former co-chef at Catbird Seat, Food & Wine magazine's Top 25 Chef, 2012 Best New Chef
Jamie Malone- Minneapolis, MN
Brut, Food & Wine magazine's 2013 Best New Chef, James Beard Award nominee

Michael Hudman & Andrew Ticer- Memphis, TN
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy, Food & Wine magazine's 2013 Best New Chef, 2015 James Beard award finalist, GQ magazine 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants

Doug Flicker- Minneapolis, MN
Owner at Piccolo and Sandcastle, James Beard Award nominee

Robert Wohlfeil- Minneapolis, MN
Executive Chef at Oceanaire Seafood Room

Jim Christiansen- Minneapolis, MN
Executive Chef and Co-Owner at Heyday Restaurant, Food & Wine magazine's 2015 "Best New Chef", James Beard Award nominee
Landon Schoenfeld- Minneapolis, MN
Chef and Co-Owner at Haute Dish and Nighthawks/Birdie

Niki Francioli- Minneapolis, MN
Pastry Chef, La Belle Vie.  Named one of Top 5 Pastry Chefs in the Twin Cities. 

Mike Scofield- Brainerd, MN
Chef at Madden's on Gull Lake

Amy DeSanto- Brainerd, MN
Pastry Chef at Madden's on Gull Lake

Bob Schuld- Brainerd, MN
Executive Chef at Madden's on Gull Lake

Darrell Lorenz- Brainerd, MN
Chef at The Classic Grill at Madden's on Gull Lake


Paul Fitzpatrick
- Brainerd, MN
Chef at The Dining Room at Madden Lodge
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