CHEF Nettie Colón, THE LYNHALL & red hen gastrolab
Nettie is our official Camp Cook, preparing our communal meals. Don't expect to find her inside the kitchen, though. She will be digging fire pits and sharing underground cooking techniques while mixing a variety of global flavors.
Cooking outside allows us to gather our community around the campfire. You may think that you are in charge, but actually it is nature and the fire that tell you what your role is. The meal you end up with is never the same twice...and I love that.
Born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico, Nettie Colón spent her formative years learning traditional cooking methods of the island with her grandmother and her friends. Nettie is Chef de Cuisine at the Lynhall in Uptown, Minneapolis. For seven years Nettie taught Mayan cuisine classes in the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an in Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. She currently runs creative pop-up events through her company Red Hen Gastrolab.