Chef Gavin Kaysen on his new restaurant and fine dining in the Twin Cities

Gavin Kaysen
Gavin Kaysen is an award-winning chef. He is the owner and chef of the Minneapolis restaurants Mara, Spoon and Stable and Demi.
Nikki Tundel for MPR News

One of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants in Minneapolis opened earlier this month. Mara, a posh Mediterranean eatery, is the latest creation from chef Gavin Kaysen. 

Kaysen, who is also the owner and chef at Spoon and Stable and Demi, grew up in Minnesota. He has won James Beard awards, cooked at restaurants around the world, and competed on cooking shows like “Iron Chef.”

MPR News host Angela Davis talks with Kaysen about why he still believes in downtown Minneapolis, the importance of hospitality, his role with the new Iron Chef season and balancing family and work.

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Gavin Kaysen is an award-winning chef. He is the owner and chef of the Minneapolis restaurants Mara, Spoon and Stable and Demi.

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