Vincent Francoual

Vincent Francoual is a celebrated chef in Minneapolis. He currently serves as the Culinary Director for Cara Irish Pubs. Vincent worked under famed chef Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin, a 4-star New York Times and 3-star Michelin-rated restaurant. He also owned and operated Vincent A Restaurant in Minneapolis, a local favorite for 15 years before he closed the restaurant in 2015 to venture into his current role.

As Culinary Director of Cara Irish Pubs, Vincent drives a more elevated, food-forward experience for the group’s four Twin Cities restaurants: Kieran’s Irish Pub, The Local, Cooper and The Liffey.

Chef Camp Class
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PROVENCE COOKING WITH MINNESOTA FLAVOR


Erik Sather

Erik is the owner of Lowry Hill Meats in Minneapolis. He started his connection to good food early in life—growing up on a hog farm in Southern Minnesota.

Through years of cooking in some of Minneapolis' best restaurants, Erik continued his passion for connecting to the source of his ingredients, and being as much a part of the process as possible. 

Chef Camp Class
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CAMPFIRE TACOS: HOMEMADE TORTILLAS WITH HERITAGE PORK AND FORAGED FIXINS


Jason Engelhart

Jason Engelhart is the executive chef at Meritage where he cooks high-end French influenced cuisine. He began his connection to food and the outdoors at a very young age at his grandfather’s hunting cabin in Wisconsin. When he is not exploring classic ways of preparing complex dishes, he is  is an enthusiastic backyard griller/smoker of meats.

Chef Camp Class
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THE ART OF CHAR: CAMPFIRE GRILLED STEAK, ROASTED BONE MARROW AND BITTER GREENS