At Home - Gavin Kaysen
At Home - Gavin Kaysen
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In his first cookbook, Minneapolis-based chef Gavin Kaysen answers a question he’s been asked throughout his career: “What do you cook at home?” As a husband and father of three boys, the award-winning chef loves to cook on his days off, and applies the lessons he’s learned in some of America’s best restaurants to feeding his family and friends.
“From recipes handed down generations to variations on those he’s cooked in restaurant kitchens, At Home highlights comforting dishes with global influences. Home cooks will delight in Chef Kaysen’s accessible recipes, coupled with thorough instructions and thoughtful techniques.” —Thomas Keller
At Home features more than 100 recipes ranging from quick weeknight dinners to show-stopping weekend projects, as well as utilitarian pantry staples, kid-friendly meals, and family favorites all organized by season, including:
- The Perfect Pot Roast with Kale and Squash Salad
- Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette
- Grilled Branzino with Brown Butter, Tomato, Olives, and Bread Crumbs
- Pappardelle Pasta with Pork Ragu
- Swedish Pancakes
- And more!
Each recipe goes deeper and wider than the typical cookbook, offering step-by-step photography as well as tips and insights Gavin has collected during his years of running fine-dining kitchens and cooking with the world’s best chefs, marrying his Midwestern roots with the elevated French cuisine that has earned the chef many awards and countless fans.
Gavin Kaysen is an award-winning chef and advocate for the culinary profession. He is the founder of Soigné Hospitality Group, a nationally recognized group of restaurants in the Minneapolis metropolitan area including Spoon and Stable, a 2015 James Beard Award Finalist for Best New Restaurant; Demi, an intimate 20-seat tasting menu experience; Bellecour Bakery at Cooks of Crocus Hill, and Mara at Four Seasons Minneapolis.
He is also the co-founder of Heart of the House Foundation, a non-profit organization created to sustain the growth, health, and prosperity of the Soigné Hospitality family now and in the future. He supports the next generation of young culinarians refine their skills as one of the founding mentors of the nonprofit Ment’or BKB Foundation (formerly Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation), for which he currently serves as President of Team USA. Chef Kaysen is the proud recipient of two James Beard Awards: Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2008, and Best Chef: Midwest in 2018.