Minneapolis chef wins James Beard award

Published 10:28 am Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS  — A Minneapolis restaurateur has won the prestigious James Beard award for best Midwestern chef.

Paul Berglund of The Bachelor Farmer took home the top honor in seven Midwestern states at a ceremony in Chicago Monday night that featured the best of the culinary world.

The Bachelor Farmers opened in 2011 in a renovated brick-and-timber warehouse in Minneapolis, where Berglund grows his own herbs and vegetables on the rooftop.

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Berglund was one of two Minnesotans who made the final cut in the Midwest category.