Follow Your Heart & Feed Your Soul . . Everything else will sort itself out


Executive Chef Scott Wagner developed very early passions for cooking, culture, gardening, herbs and the environment. At the age of six, the serious chef-in-waiting could be found huddled over his Fisher Price “ready bake” oven. But it did not take long for that passion to lead him to the kitchen where he secretly conducted early culinary trials. These trials would lead the aspiring artist to regularly prepare three course meals from his most recently rented cookbook.

A native of a rural farm town in Wisconsin, Wagner assumed responsibility for the family garden and transformed a patch of land into an extensively diverse garden with over one hundred herbs, forty vegetables and thirty varieties of fruit.

“Everything I learned about optimal organic flavors was conceived as an apprenticing farmer … digging in the dirt!”  READ MORE


"To say Chef Scotty is perfection is not enough. He made my fairytale wedding a reality".
~Lisa L

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Musings from Chef Scotty

The Key Is In Your Hand

Some people open doors, others close doors. Some walk blindly past each and every door, and quite a few just can’t muster the motivation to even try another entry; they remain content in their safety of what they already think […]

Nobody Never Can Go Back

It is said that before entering the sea a river trembles with fear. She looks back at the path she has traveled, From the peaks of the mountains, the long winding road crossing forests and villages. And in front of […]

“The World As It Is, Is Enough”

“Tell us some more” says Alex, “about the fisherman with the tree-penises.”   I read every night; It happens to be one of the only self-indulgent hobbies that has stitched its way into my daily routine. Albeit it might just […]

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