About Gavin Kaysen

For Chef Gavin Kaysen, an old soul at heart, this idea beckoned him back home to Minneapolis to open Spoon and Stable restaurant in the North Loop neighborhood in fall 2014. “Cooking is very emotional for me; I have to cook how I feel,” Kaysen says. “There’s something to be said for how you feel emotionally as one season gives way to the next, when it snows, rains, or is sunny. I never thought about that growing up here, but coming back, I see that now.”


  • One Star
    Michelin Guide
  • Rising Star Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best Chef: Midwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Finalist
    The Next Iron Chef
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC
  • Guest Judge
    Top Chef
  • Ten Best Chefs
    Food & Wine

My Venues

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"This Yorkshire/Berkshire pork has been cured and aging since December 26, 2016.....tonight we debut it on the @spoonandstable menu. We may be up #north but my boys in the #south would endorse this - this project and patience is brought to you by our chef @chefnye"
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"Duck shoyu, grilled duck confit, bamboo shoots, king trumpet mushroom with bonito, poached egg, Serrano chili and lovage. #ssramen @spoonandstable"
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"Brunch today was at Martina in Linden Hills. The food is delicious, and personal. The service is exceptional #hosipitalitywins"
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"Ramen is back @spoonandstable and I know I missed it! The first ramen of 2018.... Pork shoyu, slice of pork tenderloin, charred romenesco and bok choy, ramp paste, poached egg, sesame and dried mandarin #ssramen"
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At My Venues