Lutsen Resort’s Fall Food & Wine Weekend

November 8-9, 2013

Chef Bios

  Guest Chef Scott Graden : Chef/Owner The New Scenic Café
Self taught, Scott Graden turned his vision into a reality upon open the New Scenic Cafe located on the North Shore Scenic Drive between Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota.  For over ten years Scott has worked to provide high quality artisan foods while introducing the community to new cooking styles and cuisine.  Through his tenacity and touch, Scott captures the essence of each ingredient to create truly excellent food.  Scott Graden has participated and been recognized in a variety of venues including Minnesota Cooks, Tour de Farm, is a regular instructor with Kitchen Window, Blue Heron and the Wholefoods Coop, and has received a variety of other awards and recognition over the years. Visit Scott at

Rob Wells : Executive Chef Lutsen Resort

Rob Wells was born in the southern Italian province of Puglia, and learned regional cooking at his mother's side. He moved with his family to New Mexico where he began his professional cooking career. He has worked and trained in several of Santa Fe's landmark restaurants including the Coyote Cafe, La Casa Sena and Inn of the Anasazi. Prior to becoming the Executive Chef at Lutsen Resort he was the Executive Chef of Scalo Northern Italian Grill in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He lives in Grand Marais with his wife, Kate and their daughters, Bryn and Aria.



Henry Walch : Sous Chef Lutsen Resort
Lutsen Resort Sous Chef Henry Walch developed a passion for food well into his career as a chef.  "It started out as a job, but transformed slowly into a passion."  Influenced by his wide travels throughout Latin America and his experiences at Marx Fusion Bistro in Stillwater, Henry's love for international cuisine has paralleled his devotion to the art.  Henry lives on the shore and spends his free time in the area's lakes and on it's trails.  "The natural beauty of Lutsen is enough to inspire any young chef".



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