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Jason Mueller

At age 53, I am a proud American, Minnesotan, Father, grandfather, husband and restaurant owner/chef. Dishwasher to owner. Heard.


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Who or what inspires you to cook?

My late grandmother encouraged me to do what I love, cooking. Pushed me to enter schooling, supported & encouraged me. Believed in family values and the education of life. In my experience, chefs are extremely versatile and persistent. Thank you, Joyce Mueller.

What's your all time favorite dish to make?

Hard to say with all truth, I don’t know a specific food but rather any dish that creates an emotional or sensory response of a guest that can move or change a persons belief in taste.

What would you do with the $25,000?

If I were to win the grand prize, I would establish the Mueller Culinary Scholarship Program to support aspiring chefs. This isn’t about the money, it’s about giving back and ensuring the next generation of culinary talent has the resources to pursue their passion. By investing the prize into a fund that provides scholarships for tuition, books, and supplies, I aim to leave a lasting impact on the culinary world.

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