New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

By Kevin Krein | July 3, 2015 From an early age, Northfield resident Rael Rodning always had an interest in working with food. “I wanted to be a chef before it was ‘cool’ to want to be a chef,” she said. However, at the urging of her father, she played it safe career-wise, receiving a business degree, eventually going on to work in finance and corporate IT consultation. But the desire to work with food never left Rodning. “I need to do this now, or I will take this …

Greenville moms launch organic baby food company

By Lillia Callum-Penso | April 14, 2015 It was a couple months into their friendship when Jessica Gates and Julie Hines decided to go into business together. Their product would be wholesome, nutritious, organic and delicious. Neither woman had previous business experience, but they had a strong desire to provide kids, theirs included, better food choices than they found on the shelves. A year later, Gates, 37, and Hines, 35, have started Harvest Moon Baby Food. The baby food company specializes …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

… House, but I get cravings for Tacos Jalisco that won’t be stopped. Thankfully, they’re open late. I also love the Penang curry and green papaya salad at Thai Basil, and enjoyed a really interesting meal at SumoMaya. And I’m still discovering new places. Why did you become a chef? I get so much pleasure out of feeding and taking care of people, plus it’s my creative outlet … and I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie. I don’t have any desire to jump out of a …