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Neighborhood Eatery Gets A Surprising New Chef

Jamie Malone will take over the kitchen at Grand Cafe.

Those longing for the chef’s food will finally get a taste.
Joy Summers

The little French-influenced restaurant in a quiet neighborhood in South Minneapolis has scored some mega-watt talent to lead it’s culinary staff. Jason DeRusha writes for Minnesota Monthly that the 2013 Food & Wine Best New Chef Jamie Malone will soon be cooking at this little gem.

Since she announced her departure from Sea Change two years ago, Malone has been working with chef-partner Erik Anderson to open Brut. That restaurant has been one of our most-anticipated restaurants ever since. There was a location (that has since fallen through) and now it looks like diners will have to wait just a little bit longer for Brut. However, hope is not gone, it’s still happening... someday.

Inside Grand Cafe’s dining room.

In the meantime Malone will be working with Grand Cafe’s owners Mary and Dan Hunter who took ownership of the cafe in 2006. No new menu or dishes have yet to be announced, nor did they say anything about the expected length of her tenure. Malone will replace chef Andrew Kraft who had been at the burners since 2014.