Star chef Paul Berglund is leaving The Bachelor Farmer

He's staying in Minneapolis.

Award-winning chef Paul Berglund is leaving The Bachelor Farmer after six years

He spoke with the Star Tribune about the "really tough decision," saying his gut is telling him it's "time to wrap up this chapter of my professional life."

Beglund began his culinary career at Oliveto restaurant in California after serving as a naval officer, according to The Bachelor Farmer's website. After coming to Minneapolis in 2010, he helped open The Bachelor Farmer. 

And his work at The Bachelor Farmer has earned him an "Oscar of the food world" as it's called. In 2016, he won the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef: Midwest award.

In a tweet, The Bachelor Farmer owner Eric Dayton said it's "impossible to overstate Paul Berglund's contribution. I'm so grateful to him for the past six years of leadership and friendship." 

So what's next for Berglund?

Berglund is leaving the restaurant at the end of the month, but he's staying in Minneapolis for now. He doesn't have any set plans for what's next, but did tell the Star Tribune food advocacy will be a "cornerstone." 

He's been very active in food advocacy recently. According to some of Berglund's recent social media posts, in late July he was in Washington, D.C. to talk to about food waste. 

You can read his full interview with the Star Tribune, plus more about what's next for The Bachelor Farmer, here

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