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Area Food Producers Find Opportunity at Feast Marketplace

From the first Feast Local Foods Marketplace event in November 2014, founders Jan Joannides and Brett Olson and their team have grown Feast to include nearly 100 food producers whose products are made in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin and who source the majority of their ingredients from the same three states.

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MN Restaurant Association Honors Best of the Year

Nothing screams, “holiday party” like John Schiltz’s red-and-green polka-dot suit jacket and snowflake tie. Sure, it wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but the owner of Lake Elmo Inn and the president-elect of the Minnesota Restaurant Association was a neon announcement that it’s never too early to celebrate the holidays and the association’s 2017 slate of honorees.

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ACF Chefs Tackle Farmers Market Cooking Challenge in St. Paul

The ACF Minneapolis Chapter held its third annual chef's competition at the St. Paul Farmers Market in September, with the category KG-Green, Worldchefs-sanctioned competition bringing in three judges from Atlanta, Madison and Chicago.

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Chefs Share Their Career Path at Free Event Oct. 10

As part of the Chefs Talking Point Series, hosted by Mise en Place Consulting, five chefs will be discussing their career paths and the nitty gritty of the culinary world in the Twin Cities.

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Tropical Smoothie Café Eyes Minnesota Expansion

Tropical Smoothie Café positions itself as a healthier option in the fast-casual segment with flatbreads, sandwiches and wraps to go along with classic and “Superfood” smoothies, which is why company execs believe the concept is a perfect fit for an active, outdoor-focused Twin Cities metro population.

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