MEET THE CHOCOLATIER

CHEF KEVIN LINDEE


Chef Kevin Lindee

Chef Kevin Lindee is the owner and chocolatier of local Minnesota company, Ganache: Truffles for Every Occasion, LLC. After rejecting two music scholarships to pursue a BS in Culinary Management and an AA in Baking and Pastry, Kevin’s passion for culinary arts flourished as he began creating specialty confections and unique desserts. He creates distinctive flavor profiles and contemporary combinations while infusing modern techniques in every tantalizing treat. By introducing herbs, spices, exotic fruits, and savory applications, Kevin creates seasonal and refreshing concepts that are comforting and delicious. 

Kevin's work has been featured on various local publications as well as national wedding blogs and earned himself multiple awards including “Best Confection” at the 2011 Taste of Chocolate, Bloomington, MN and the following year was awarded the “People’s Choice.” Kevin was recently selected to compete at the 2014 Pastry Live competition held in Atlanta,GA for the title of Chocolatier of the Year. He continues to grow in the industry and has many goals for the future. As a seasonal pastry competitor, he hopes to compete on an international stage and become a certified master chocolatier. He states, “My ultimate goal is to educate the public about delicious dessert options and to introduce flavor profiles that are amazing!”

Kevin creates exceptional desserts by expanding as a boutique dessert caterer focusing on truffles, confections, cupcakes, wedding cakes, dessert stations, and international desserts for that 'one-of-a-kind' dessert experience. With his formal training, he experiments with new flavors and unique compositions to make each tasting experience memorable. He is a proud member of many wedding networking groups and his work has been featured on TheKnot.com, Ruffled.com, Weddingchicks.com, and Trendybride.com. His professional networks have led him to become a member of Fine Chocolate Industry Association.


Participated in the Following Competitions/Events:

Pastry Live 2014, 2015

  • Chocolatier of the Year, Top 10
  • Dessert Cup, Top 10

Child Neurology Foundation Chocolatier Sponsor: 2014

TLC's The Next Great Baker Top 25 Semi-Finalist, Season 4: 2014

Tiny Diva Princess Party Featured Chocolatier: 2014

Exclusive Dessert Provider of Date Night Out Sponsored by Rosetree Events: 2014

Sweet Hot Mess Cake Competition 2012

The Taste of Chocolate Competition 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • The Taste of Chocolate Competition 2011 "Best Chocolate Confection" Award
  • The Taste of Chocolate Competition 2012 "People's Choice" Award

Forever TV Bridal Cocktail Party Exclusive Vendor 2012

Taste of Columbia Heights 2011, 2012, 2013

Columbia Heights Alumni Scholarship Fund: 2011

The Food and Wine Show in Minneapolis 2010

The Chocolate Extravaganza 2008, 2009

  • The Chocolate Extravaganza Bronze Medal Winner for Confections 2008
  • The Chocolate Extravaganza Bronze Medal Winner for Showpiece 2008
  • The Chocolate Extravaganza Silver Medal Winner for Confections 2009
  • The Chocolate Extravaganza Bronze Medal Winner for Showpiece 2009

The History of Chocolate Exhibit 2010

Minnetonka Food and Wine Show 2009

Rock Around the Clock Charity Event 2010

Jeans to Gems Annual Charity Gala 2010

2nd Place at American Culinary Federation Regional Convention for 

Make it Mini: A Dessert Competition 2010

American Culinary Federation Junior Hot Team Competition

  • 2008 Season, Bronze and Silver Medal Winner
  • 2009 Season, Team Captain, Silver Medal Winner
         

Publications:

Style me Pretty

The Learned Bride

Savvy Deets

Reverie Gallery

Artfully Wed

Whimsical Wonderland Wedding

MN Meetings and Events Magazine

MPLS and STP Magazine

The Blithe Bride

Fab you Bliss

Ruffled

Wedding Chicks

MN Bride

Elegant Weddings

Make it Grand

Make it Exceptional

Twin Cities Bridal Association

Twin City Wedding Association

IBride

Midwest Bride

The Connected Bride

Wedding.Com

Mywedding.com

Dainty Obsessions

Wedding Wire

Bride.com

WI Bride

Wedding Bee

Country Wedding

Forever Bride

Wedding Window

Project Wedding

Eventective

Maple Grove Magazine

Pastry Live

The Knot

TC Weddings

Trendy Bride

Pastry Professional Association

American Culinary Federation



We would love to be considered your dessert vendor for your upcoming event!

Contact us and we can create a custom proposal for you!

Office Phone: 763-913-2929

Email: mnganache@gmail.com