After working in the food and agricultural industry for nearly 20 years, Dustin and Grace have learned a thing or two about taste. They have been involved in the food world their entire lives. 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.
Dustin, an explorer at heart, has wandered the globe in search of culinary knowledge. He has been collecting experience in far flung places such as Thailand, Uruguay and Trinidad. He has worked for the prestigious Commanders Palace, in Las Vegas. Locally, he has made notable strides in restaurants such as The Vintage, Tryg's, Rossi's and The Capital Grille.
Dustin has since left the kitchen and returned to the field. He is now taking a closer look at where our food comes from and how it is produced. He has been following the agricultural scene, and realizing that as a community, we could do better. Currently, Dustin is nearing his completion of a degree in Agricultural Business Management at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business and College of Food Agriculture and Natural Science.
Grace, the organizer of all things sweet, has gathered experience as a pastry chef 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 and natural honey 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 baby girl. Sage Emelia has 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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