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Scott Graden

Two Harbors, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Scott Graden

The regionally-renowned creative force behind the sustainable, local and 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 systems and philosophies, shifting the focus away from memory-based methods.

Current Courses Offered by Scott Graden

2 days
Teaser image for Autumn Apple Abundance: From Sweet to Savory

Autumn Apple Abundance: From Sweet to Savory

Fall means apples in abundance! In anticipation of the season, join Chef Graden for an exploration of the versatile applications of a fruit that is both ubiquitous and under-utilized. This class will cover preparing (and eating!) all of these recipes, and more: apple and cran-apple ciders, apple pie, apple cider…
Fri, Sep 27th, 2019  –  Sat, Sep 28th, 2019
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
2.5 Days
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Kitchen Table Series

Join Chef Scott Graden of the New Scenic Café in Duluth for a cultural experience centered around the kitchen, and extending far beyond. During the 3 days of each of these workshops, you will take part in a dynamic group conversation following a food-related film screening. You'll share stories and…
Fri, Jan 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 26th, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2 & 3: 9am-4pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
Fri, Feb 28th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 1st, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2 & 3: 9am-4pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
Fri, Mar 27th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 29th, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2 & 3: 9am-4pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
2 Days
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One Fish, Two Fish: Fish Cookery

Set aside the breading and take your fish cookery to the next level. Join New Scenic Cafe owner/chef Scott Graden in all things aquatic starting with the butchering/preparation of half a dozen Denizens of the Deep. Dishes will include beet-cured salmon and several controversial Scandinavian classics: lutefisk and pickled herring.…
Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019  –  Sat, Nov 23rd, 2019
Instructor: Scott Graden
2 Days
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Swedish Christmas Table

Not everyone has the good fortune of having a Swedish grandmother, but Chef Scott Graden is a good stand-in. Anyone can learn to prepare holiday dishes still enjoyed in the Old Country. The quality of holiday foods is only surpassed by quantity. Swedish ham and meatballs are the foundation, followed…
Fri, Dec 13th, 2019  –  Sat, Dec 14th, 2019
Instructor: Scott Graden

Past Courses Offered by Scott Graden

A Dozen Ways to Cook an Egg

Behind the Scenes with New Scenic Cafe & Scott Graden

Bisques and Baguettes: Simple French Cuisine

Butchery Basics for the Home Cook

Classic Nordic Cuisine

Cranberries: Thinking Outside the Can

From Crust to Crumb: Baking Bread in Cast Iron and Using it Up

Mother Sauces to Move Your Kitchen Forward

New Nordic Cuisine

Scandinavian Gifts from the Kitchen: Make, Eat and Take!

Slow Food Sensations

Valencian Cuisine

Winter Squash Windfall

You Say Tomatoes...