Executive Chef John Van House

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Executive Chef John Van House

John Van House represents the Chain Sales Team with Core Foodservice for Minnesota and was most recently the Corporate Executive Chef for Grand Casinos and Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures.  Formerly the Executive Chef of the TPC Twin Cities and of Murray’s Restaurant in Minneapolis, John tries to find inspiration from everything around him.  A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Mendota Heights, MN, He has also been a featured chef at the James Beard House in New York City.

            John and his wife Shannon have three Children and a dog, and they reside in Coon Rapids, MN.  Some of their favorite activities include visiting State and National Parks, fishing, hunting, cooking as a family and foraging.  The Children do seem partial to their electronic devices as well.

            Currently John is the President of the American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chefs Chapter.  He is the ACFMCC Chef of the Year for 2019.

Other positions and titles that John holds:

  • Lead Judge for the Minnesota State ProStart Culinary Competition
  • Second Degree Black Sash in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Seven Star Praying Mantis
  • Fluent in Spanish-writing, reading and speaking, though a little out of practice!

Wild Rice Pilaf with Bacon

Exclusive Recipe From Chef John Van House Wild Rice Pilaf with Bacon...

Wild Rice and Roasted Grape salad with Pistachios, Arugula and Balsamic

Wild Rice and Roasted Grape salad with Pistachios, Arugula and Balsamic...

Smoked Pheasant and Wild Rice Soup

Chef John Van House Smoked Pheasant and Wild Rice Soup Ingredients:...


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