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John Kraus and the Coupe du Monde



After 20-plus years of dreaming about competing in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, John Kraus got his wish. The owner of Patisserie 46 in Minneapolis teamed up with Chicago pastry chefs Scott Green and Josh Johnson. Read More.

Food & Wine: World’s Best Éclairs



Chef John Kraus likes to stick to the basics in this Midwestern pastry shop that is well loved by locals who appreciate French classics. Read More.

Foodie 40: The Ultimate Checklist of Minnesota’s Best Food


Minnesota Monthly

P46, as it’s known in the neighborhood parlance, is as sérieux about baking as any French pastry shop. Read more about Rachel Hutton’s experience at Patisserie 46 here.

Sue Zelickson’s Twin Cities Picks



Spring is the perfect time for sweet indulgences, and pastries are popping up all over the place. John Kraus—voted outstanding pastry chef at this year’s Charlie Awards—and his team of master bakers create the best of everything at Patisserie 46 in south Minneapolis. Read More.

Minneapolis is on the map! Kudos to our fellow nominees!


Outstanding Baker

John Kraus, Patisserie 46, Minneapolis

Stephen Horton, Rustica Bakery, Minneapolis

Best New Restaurant

Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis

Outstanding Restaurant

La Belle Vie, Minneapolis

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz, Edina

Best Chef: Midwest

Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Jim Christiansen, Heyday, Minneapolis

Doug Flicker, Piccolo, Minneapolis

Mike Brown, Bob Gerken, and James Winberg, Travail Kitchen and Amusements, Robbinsdale

Russell Klein, Meritage, St. Paul

Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart, Minneapolis

Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, St. Paul

Outstanding Restaurateur

Kim Bartmann, Minneapolis (Barbette, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Red Stag Supperclub, and others).

Outstanding Service

Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis

The final list of restaurant and chef nominees, as well as the nominations for book, journalism, broadcast media and restaurant design awards, will be announced March 24. Read More.