Meet Madden’s Culinary Team
Bob Schuld is a University of Wisconsin/Stout graduate with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.
Bob’s career began at St. Mary Lodge, St. Mary, MT. From there, he went on to Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ as chef tourant, sous chef at Restaurant Brandegg, Grindewald, Switzerland, restaurant manager at Pier 1, Fort Myers Beach, FL and Northstar at Tahoe and chef at Gast House Aspte, Grindewald, Switzerland.
Bob began his career at Madden’s in 1986.
Amy DeSanto, Madden’s Pastry Chef
Amy DeSanto is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She interned in her home state of Colorado at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort in Colorado Springs.
She started her career with the Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA before transferring to Minneapolis. During that time, she traveled to other Hyatt Hotels working in various departments. After leaving the Hyatt Corporation, Amy worked at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake, MN where she honed her wedding cake skills. For several winter seasons, she worked in the Big Sky Resort convention kitchen in Big Sky, MT.
She continues her pastry education whenever possible and keeps current on new trends and techniques. Amy joined Madden’s in 1995.
Darrell Lorenz, The Classic Grill
Darrell grew up on a dairy farm in Little Falls, MN. As a boy, he was inspired by the garden he grew and the animals he tended to. Fascinated with the food he grew, he wanted more and decided to take the step from growing to cooking.
While in high school, he worked under a Culinary Institute of America trained chef for four years at Jason’s Restaurant & Catering. Pursuing further education, he attended Le Cordon Bleu in Mendota Heights. Graduating in 2004 with a 3.25 GPA, he was sous chef of Lancer Catering working banquets and weddings.
In an effort to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, he moved to Brainerd. Darrell’s experience includes Prairie Bay under Chef Mat Annand and fine dining cuisine in Avon, CO at Beano’s Cabin as a Jr. Sous Chef.
With many years of culinary experience and the understanding of farm to table cooking, we are proud to have him in Madden’s culinary family. Darrell enjoys fishing, catering and creating fresh cuisine.
Brian “Dutch” Magnuson, Madden’s Executive Banquet Chef
Dutch is a graduate of the Culinary program at the St Paul Technical College.
Following graduation he became the banquet chef at Bethel College, followed by a position as Banquet Sous Chef at the College of The Holy Cross and Chef/Manager at Lakeside in the Berkshires Conference Center.
Dutch began his career at Madden’s as Executive Chef at The Classic Grill when it opened in 1998. Dutch took on the role of Executive Banquet Chef at Madden’s in the spring of 2017.