Chef Nicholas Skajewski is a young, extensively trained Chef known for his expressive passion and creativity within the culinary arts. Growing up in Northern Minnesota, he learned rudimentary French cooking techniques from his grandparents. While starting his bachelor’s degree in Marquette, Michigan and competing in collegiate golf, Nicholas trained under multiple French-Canadian Chefs. Leaving his golf career behind, he now resides in Sioux Falls as the Executive Chef of Avera McKennan Hospital. He enjoys creating delectable meals using modern techniques with his own creative twists. Nicholas’ dishes continue to push the local boundaries of what is deemed “normal,” and he is excited for the future. When Nicholas isn’t in the kitchen, he is busy golfing with friends, spending quality time with his wife and daughters, and working on home improvement projects. He loves answering all questions related to food; you can find him on Instagram (@chefskajewski) or on LinkedIn.