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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.

James Beard Announces 2015 Semifinalists For Prestigious Food Awards

Outstanding Baker

John Kraus, Patisserie 46, Minneapolis. Read More.

James Beard Awards 2015 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists from Minnesota



John Kraus, fresh off his bronze placement at the Coup du Monde who owns and operates Patisserie 46 is listed as a nominee for Outstanding Baker. Read More.

16 Twin Cities chefs, restaurants, bakers are James Beard Foundation semifinalists


The foundation is debuting a new awards category in 2015: Outstanding Baker, honoring the creative forces behind retail bakeries. Two Minneapolis bakers are in the running: John Kraus of Patisserie 46 and Steve Horton of Rustica. Read More.