Two Harbors, MN
The regionally-renowned creative force behind the sustainable, local & distinctly northern cuisine at the New Scenic Café, Chef Scott Graden does not hesitate to share his cooking artistry with others. Chef Graden has taught at the Blue Heron, the Kitchen Window, and the Minnesota State Fair, among other places. His passion for culinary arts, industriousness, and wry humor are revealed in his tutelage. He teaches in systems and philosophies, shifting the focus away from memory-based methods.
Current Courses Offered by Scott Graden
Classic Nordic Cuisine
The foods of Scandinavia are rich in tradition (and butter), emerging from cultures deeply tied to the land--fish, dairy, grains and berries are all hallmarks of this delicious and varied cuisine. This class will cover a variety of classic Nordic foods, such as hot-smoked herring, beet-cured gravlax, rugbrød and smørrebrød,…
New Nordic Cuisine
If the idea of Scandinavian cuisine brings to mind only meatballs, lefse and lutefisk, it’s time to update your palate. In kitchens across the globe, chefs are approaching time-honored classics with a fresh eye, emphasizing seasonal and local ingredients and using innovative and adaptive approaches to classic cooking techniques. Join…
Scandinavian Gifts from the Kitchen: Make, Eat and Take!
The North House teaching kitchen becomes Santa Scott’s workshop for two days, as students handcraft an impressive array of Scandinavian holiday treats, suitable for any festive occasion and gift-giving need. Under the careful eye of Chef Scott Graden of the New Scenic Café, students will produce a bevy of treats…
Bring a dose of sunshine into the kitchen with the flavors of Spain. The paella, a classic dish from the region of Valencia, has infinite varieties and brings healthy, creative options to the dinner table any time of year. On day one, this course will focus on chicken-chorizo paella. Day…