our TEAM

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Our People

AT THE FORGE

JAMES RAHN : Bladesmith

James has spent the better part of 25 years involved in the restaurant business; serving customers as front of the house staff, honing his knife skills as a butcher, and launching a design agency that developed restaurant concepts  across the country. As a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Minnesota Guild of Metalsmiths, and the American Bladesmith Society, James brings a designer's eye, a wealth of knife knowledge, and a craftsman's chops to every knife he makes.

RUSS DODD : Bladesmith

His love of the outdoors led James to discover the magic of the Boundary Waters and the beauty of fields and forests of Northern Minnesota. When not living in a tent, James spent the better part of 20 years involved in the restaurant business.

IN THE KITCHEN

EMILIE CELLIA : Chef

James has spent the better part of 20 years involved in the restaurant business. First as front of the house staff and then as principal of a design agency working on concepts for restaurants across the country.

As a member of both the Minnesota Metalworkers Guild and the American Bladesmith Society, James brings a craftsman's chops to every knife he makes.

THIERRY PINOCHET : Chef

James has spent the better part of 20 years involved in the restaurant business. First as front of the house staff and then as principal of a design agency working on concepts for restaurants across the country.

As a member of both the Minnesota Metalworkers Guild and the American Bladesmith Society, James brings a craftsman's chops to every knife he makes.