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Third time's the charm: Bachelor Farmer chef named best in the Midwest

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https://twitter.com/BachelorFarmer/status/727290455822573573

Paul Berglund had been in this spot twice before, but never won.

Monday night though, The Bachelor Farmer chef was able to officially claim the title of Best Chef: Midwest from the James Beard Foundation.

https://twitter.com/beardfoundation/status/727294023568760832

Berglund was one of two Minnesota finalists, both in the Best Chef: Midwest category. The other was Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market in St. Paul. (Russo's been a finalist five times now).

The duo were whittled down from a dozen semifinalists from Minnesota.

Check out the rest of the winners here.

https://twitter.com/BachelorFarmer/status/727342635514519552

Background on Berglund

https://twitter.com/BachelorFarmer/status/727317614079385602

Berglund, according to his site bio, was born in St. Louis and went to the University of Michigan before becoming an officer in the U.S. Navy.

His cooking career started in Oakland, where he went from line cook to chef de cuisine at Oliveto.

In 2010, he and his wife moved to Minneapolis (she was studying at the University of Minnesota), and after a year learning the baking basics, Berglund joined The Bachelor Farmer as its opening chef.

The Bachelor Farmer and its accompanying Marvel Bar have been highly regarded among foodies for years now.

Congrats on social media

https://twitter.com/andrewzimmern/status/727292200799760384

https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar/status/727317931877486592

https://twitter.com/SenFranken/status/727304739466129408

https://twitter.com/DeRushaJ/status/727301732775153666

https://twitter.com/MarvelBar/status/727295679442259968

https://twitter.com/askovfinlayson/status/727295993050333184

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