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Madden’s Announces Chef Lineup for Annual Food & Wine Weekend – Aug 28-30

Madden’s Announces Chef Lineup for Annual Food & Wine Weekend – Aug 28-30

Chef actionIt’s official!! We’ve announced the first chef lineup for our annual Food & Wine Weekend (Aug 28-30) and this year will NOT disappoint. The weekend brings some of the country’s best chefs to Brainerd’s Gull Lake for a culinary  experience you won’t find ANYWHERE but Madden’s! Our guest chefs will work side-by-side with the Madden’s chefs you’ve come to know and love to create delicious masterpieces that will  leave you drooling  for more.

Guests will enjoy everything from wine tastings to a whole animal bash to mushroom foraging, all while getting some one-on-one time with some of the most brilliant minds in the culinary industry.

Packages for the weekend start at $188.50 per person and includes loding on Friday and Saturday as well as all events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check out the list of talent you can expect from this year’s event and then reserve your stay online or by calling 800.642.5363.


Beach WineJohn Kraus | Minneapolis, Minn.  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, “Worlds Best Patisserie” from National Geographic magazine, “World’s Best Éclairs” from Food & Wine magazine

Erik Anderson | Minneapolis, Minn.

Brut James Beard Foundation nominee, former co-chef at Catbird Seat, Food & Wine Top 25 Chef, Food & Wine magazine’s 2012 “Best New Chef”

Jamie Malone | Minneapolis, Minn.

Brut Former chef de cuisine at Sea Change, Food & Wine magazine’s 2013 “Best New Chef,” James Beard Award nominee

Amy Thielen | Park Rapids, Minn.

Host of Food Network’s Heartland Table 2014 James Beard Award Winner, author of The New Midwestern Table; 200 Heartland Recipes

Doug Flicker  | Minneapolis, Minn.

Owner of at Piccolo and Sandcastle James Beard Award nominee

Robert Wohlfeil | Minneapolis, Minn.

Executive Chef at Oceanaire Seafood Room Mastermind behind combining fewer ingredients with the natural flavors in fresh seafood

Jim Christiansen | Minneapolis, Minn.

Executive Chef andCo-Owner Heydey Restaurant Food & Wine magazine’s 2015 “Best New Chef,” James Beard Award nominee

Nicholas Kosevich | Minneapolis, Minn.

Co-Owner of Bittercube Bitters Winner of Iron Bartending Competition in 2009, former craftsman at Town Talk Diner in Minneapolis

Landon Schoenfeld | Minneapolis, Minn.

Chef & Co-Owner at Haute Dish and Nighthawks/Birdie in Minneapolis

Niki Francioli | Minneapolis, Minn.

Pastry Chef at La Belle Vie Named one of the Top 5 Pastry Chefs in the Twin Cities

Alan Krohnke | Minneapolis, Minn.

President at Roastery 7

Andrew Ticer & Michael Hudman | Memphis, Tenn.

Co-Chefs at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy Food & Wine magazine’s 2013 “Best New Chef”

John Majchrowicz | Chicago, Ill.

Chief Operating Officer at Meats by Linz

Mike Scofield | Brained, Minn.

Chef at Madden’s on Gull Lake

Amy DeSanto | Brainerd, Minn.

Pastry Chef at Madden’s on Gull Lake

Bob Schuld | Brainerd, Minn.

Executive Chef at Madden’s on Gull Lake

Darrell Lorenz | Brainerd, Minn.

Chef at The Classic Grill at Madden’s on Gull Lake

Paul Fitzpatrick | Brainerd, Minn.

Executive Chef of Madden Lodge at Madden’s on Gull Lake

More updates to come!

-The team at Madden’s on Gull Lake!

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