After working in the food and agricultural industry for nearly 20 years, Dustin and Grace have learned a thing or two about taste.
Both were raised on family farms alongside furry, or feathered barnyard friends. It was during these formative years they were instilled with an organic formula for success. Their love for food and the environment led them from the field into the kitchen.
After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Dustin explored the globe in search of culinary knowledge. He has been collecting experience in far flung places such as Thailand, Uruguay and Trinidad, as well as prestigious restaurants closer to home in Las Vegas, Tampa, San Diego and Minnesota. It was while working with local farmers in Minnesota that he realized that he needed to return to his agricultural roots.
While Dustin was completing his studies at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the College of Food Agriculture and Natural Science, he and Grace decided to take a closer look at where our food comes from, how it is produced and how we can create a more sustainable system of production. They have been following the agricultural scene ever since, and realizing that as a community, we could do better.
Grace, the organizer of all things sweet, attended The Art Institutes International in Minneapolis, obtaining her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts. She then gathered experience as a pastry chef and wedding cake decorator in restaurants and hotels in Minneapolis and St. Paul. In 2006, she took the helm of Buttercream, the most awarded wedding cake bakery in Minnesota. She has now turned her focus to making the most pure, natural and unique honey and honey infusions available to the Twin Cities.
The two culinarians discovered each other in 2004, and after their first dinner date realized they had found love at first bite. In 2010, the couple was blessed by the arrival of a healthy little girl and in 2012, a bumbling baby boy. These little munchkins have since melted their hearts and solidified their resolve to create wholesome meals with food that not only tastes great, but is also healthy for the environment and their family.
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