On this episode is Chef Alex Roberts. Alex is a James Beard award winning chef and is currently the executive chef and owner of two locally and nationally renowned restaurants based in Minneapolis, MN: Alma and Brasa.
Chef Alex Roberts was born in Buffalo, New York but raised in Minneapolis from a very young age. His twenty-eight years of restaurant experience started in local Twin Cities kitchens during high school and continued while attending college. Alex moved to New York City in 1993 to pursue cooking professionally. He attended the French Culinary Institute and gained experience working in several renowned restaurants including Gramercy Tavern, Bouley and Union Square Café.
Alex returned to the Twin Cities in 1999 to open Restaurant Alma, a casual-fine dining restaurant dedicated to a changing menu of seasonal cooking, featuring organic and locally produced foods. In 2007 he opened a second restaurant concept in Minneapolis, Brasa Rotisserie, with a St. Paul location following in 2009. Alex is committed to creating a new model of restaurant success through demonstrating excellence and sustainable practices in food, hospitality, job quality and service to community.
When Alex is not at either of his restaurants, he can be found spending quality time with his family as a loving husband and proud father of three children.