“He’s like the nice Chef Ramsay”

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Nathan Sartain is a true professional chef, gifted educator, and also a long time Youth Farm supporter. In the words of Frogtown LEAD staff, Nathan is “like the nice Chef Ramsay”.

Nathan has been inviting Youth Farm staff to his classes to recruit volunteers long enough that he finally decided to work here as the Frogtown Summer Chef in 2013. Prior to adding YF to his resume, Nathan supported the West Side’s “Save the Circulator” fundraiser by organizing volunteer staff and students from St. Paul College’s Culinary Program. The event was significantly more successful because of his efforts.

When looking for a centrally located kitchen to create this years Roots for the Home Team salads, Nathan offered up space at St. Paul College and recruited numerous culinary students to support YF youth in creating tasty salad recipes.

Nathan (far right) helping Youth Farm LEAD finalize the Pizza Salad with Ricardo Abbott from MPS Nutrition dept.  "Every time we cooked with him we learned something new."

Nathan (far right) helping Youth Farm LEAD finalize the Pizza Salad with Ricardo Abbott from MPS Nutrition dept. “Every time we cooked with him we learned something new.”

Most recently, Nathan stepped up this past August and offered his skills and time to support YF’s Frogtown Harvest Festival. He was in the kitchen all day and helped serve at the festival. Well respected by his students and greatly appreciated at Youth Farm we’re so glad he’s a part of the YF community. Thanks again Nathan!

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