CEO of FINNEGANS, Inc and FINNEGANS Community Fund
Jacquie Berglund is the CEO of Finnegans and the Finnegans Community Fund. She founded a beer company dedicated to feeding the hungry which is now available in over 2,000 locations, supports six full time employees, has donated over 300,000 pounds of food to food shelves, and is growing into one of the biggest beer brands in the upper Midwest.
Author of Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
Zoë Francois is a pastry chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America and also the author behind the successful franchise of books, Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. In addition to teaching baking and pastry courses nationally, Zoe develops dessert menus for award-winning restaurants, and creates recipe content for The Cooking Channel, Fine Cooking Magazine, Cooking Club Magazine, and zoebakes.com – and she does it all out of her south Minneapolis house.
Jodi Ohlsen Read
Sheep milk cheese crafter from Shepherd's Way
Jodi Ohlsen Read makes Shepherd’s Way Farms’ award-winning sheep milk cheeses by hand in small batches on the Read family farm. Shepherd’s Way began crafting and marketing its first cheese, Friesago in 1998. Shepherd’s Way Cheese is sold nationwide at cheese shops, co-ops, and select grocery stores. In Minnesota, Steven and the boys also sell Shepherd’s Way cheese and other products at the Mill City Farmer’s Market in Minneapolis and the St. Paul Farmer’s Market in St. Paul.