About Frances Kroner
Frances Kroner is a native Cincinnati chef. Tricked into working in restaurants at 14 she was hooked early. After graduating from Midwest Culinary Institute in 2008, Chef Kroner started FEAST “food event design” just out of school and her philanthropic project Random Snacks of KindnessTM in 2013. She has worked in numerous renowned Ohio restaurants and has experience with recipe development, food styling and event planning. Together with Dr.John Hutton and Sandra Gross, Chef Kroner opened Sleepy Bee Café in 2013 to embrace the powerful pollinators by thoughtfully crafting a breakfast and lunch menu that holds itself to the highest sourcing and cooking standards. The team opened ASTER in January of 2018 on the third floor of their third Bee location on Fourth Street, Downtown Cincinnati. ASTER is a striking cocktail and wine bar with remarkably tall ceilings and a deck overlooking fourth street ASTER features bar snacks re-invented and small plates meant to be shared.