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Chef JD Fratze – Bar Brigade & Chef Camp

JD Fratzke was born in Winona, MN and has been part of the Twin Cities restaurant community since 1992.  He is the Chef and General Manager of Bar Brigade as well as Director of Culinary Operations for Republic Seven Corners, Red River Kitchen and Delicata. He and his kitchen teams are active in promotion and fundraising for many local charitable and activist organizations including Share Our Strength, Second Harvest Heartland and The MN Animal Humane Society.  In 2016 JD was presented with the Charlie Award for Outstanding Chef by the greater MN restaurant community.