Patisserie Blog

City Pages Best of: Best Bakery 2015!



We hereby nominate Patisserie 46 as the prototype for the neighborhood bakery. Read More.

Chef John & Julie Nelson from Kare 11 talk Easter & the James Beard nomination




Find out what Chef John has to say about what the P46 gang has in store for Easter and details on the James Beard nomination here!

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.

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.

The 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists


John Kraus, Patisserie 46, Minneapolis. Read More.

John Kraus of Patisserie 46 on Coupe du Monde: “I’ve Never Been So Nervous In My Life”

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“Maybe if I was a Swiss watch maker people would understand it better.”

Master pastry chef John Kraus, owner of Patisserie 46, is referring to the processes that go into making his pastries, each one a couple days’ worth of labor. Read More.