the team

Whether a late lunch with an old friend or a dinner to celebrate a milestone, we hope StG will transport you beyond her plaster walls on a journey made all-the-more-magical by the kitchen brigade who toil to produce food that is at once reminiscent, contemporary and thoughtfully sourced. Led by Chef/Owner Steven Brown, the cuisine borrows from the past and from Paris today where passionate young chefs have again reinvented French food. Add in some genuine hospitality, warm service and a glass or two of champagne…

They call it "Bistronomy." We think you'll like the recipe.

 
 
    Steven Brown - Chef and Owner Steven has worked in restaurants for over 30 years - from The Chief Café in his hometown of Custer, SD to gastro temple Osteria la Francescana in Modena, Italy with many local spots along the way, notably, Lucia’s, Café Levain and his personal favorite, The Loring Café.  Each one a learning experience, each one filled with memories of meals served, but more importantly of friends made. St Genevieve is his second venture as an owner/operator and he feels blessed (yet again) to work with such caring, talented and passionate people.       

 

 

Steven Brown - Chef and Owner

Steven has worked in restaurants for over 30 years - from The Chief Café in his hometown of Custer, SD to gastro temple Osteria la Francescana in Modena, Italy with many local spots along the way, notably, Lucia’s, Café Levain and his personal favorite, The Loring Café.  Each one a learning experience, each one filled with memories of meals served, but more importantly of friends made. St Genevieve is his second venture as an owner/operator and he feels blessed (yet again) to work with such caring, talented and passionate people. 

 

 

 

Steven Brown - Chef and Owner

 
      Jason Hansen - Chef de Cuisine Jason began his cooking career in San Diego, California cooking at Bertrand at Mr. A’s. After moving back to Minnesota, he worked in the kitchens of Pazzaluna, 112 Eatery, Tilia, and 128 Café. In 2015, he spent a year in Chicago clocking time at Blackbird and returned to Minneapolis to help open St. Genevieve. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, watching the Wild and spending time with his 3 nephews.          

 

 

 

Jason Hansen - Chef de Cuisine

Jason began his cooking career in San Diego, California cooking at Bertrand at Mr. A’s. After moving back to Minnesota, he worked in the kitchens of Pazzaluna, 112 Eatery, Tilia, and 128 Café. In 2015, he spent a year in Chicago clocking time at Blackbird and returned to Minneapolis to help open St. Genevieve. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, watching the Wild and spending time with his 3 nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Hansen - Chef de Cuisine

    Brie Roland - General Manager & Wine Director At 15, Brie wanted to be a movie star and reasoning that restaurant jobs were a natural springboard for aspiring actors, she started in the service industry. She subsequently discovered her passion for hospitality and, prior to St. Genevieve, opened Harriet Brasserie, was the Food & Beverage Director of FIKA at ASI and was the Service Manager at Brasserie Zentral. In 2012, Brie enrolled in the International Sommelier Guild and started her wine journey in earnest. When not pouring Champagne, she is cuddling her cats and/or her husband, Dustin Thompson, riding her bike or working on theatre and film projects with her nerdy friends.      

 

 

Brie Roland - General Manager & Wine Director

At 15, Brie wanted to be a movie star and reasoning that restaurant jobs were a natural springboard for aspiring actors, she started in the service industry. She subsequently discovered her passion for hospitality and, prior to St. Genevieve, opened Harriet Brasserie, was the Food & Beverage Director of FIKA at ASI and was the Service Manager at Brasserie Zentral.

In 2012, Brie enrolled in the International Sommelier Guild and started her wine journey in earnest. When not pouring Champagne, she is cuddling her cats and/or her husband, Dustin Thompson, riding her bike or working on theatre and film projects with her nerdy friends.

 

 

 

Brie Roland - General Manager & Wine Director

 
      Alex Marie Althoff - Pastry Chef A proud native of Iowa, Alex moved to the Twin Cities in 2013. Shortly thereafter, she started her career at Butcher & The Boar, later becoming their Sous Pastry Chef and joined the team at St. Genevieve in February 2016. When she’s not creating playful and delicious desserts for StG, she’s often enjoying donuts and ice cream or a pint at one of Minneapolis’s microbreweries. She also loves walking her dog, Remington.           

 

 

 

Alex Marie Althoff - Pastry Chef

A proud native of Iowa, Alex moved to the Twin Cities in 2013. Shortly thereafter, she started her career at Butcher & The Boar, later becoming their Sous Pastry Chef and joined the team at St. Genevieve in February 2016. When she’s not creating playful and delicious desserts for StG, she’s often enjoying donuts and ice cream or a pint at one of Minneapolis’s microbreweries. She also loves walking her dog, Remington. 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Marie Althoff - Pastry Chef

      Kate Thomas - Maître d'hotel Kate Thomas is St. Genevieve’s resident Frenchie. A Minneapolis native, Kate spent seven years living, working and discovering her palette in western France before moving back to the Twin Cities in 2012. She lives and breathes service and is passionate about people. Her diverse professional background includes teaching, customer service, hospitality and writing.  Kate is a dedicated Kundalini Yoga practitioner and teacher, enjoys sharing food and Champagne with those she loves, and delights in the in-between moments of life.         

 

 

 

Kate Thomas - Maître d'hotel

Kate Thomas is St. Genevieve’s resident Frenchie. A Minneapolis native, Kate spent seven years living, working and discovering her palette in western France before moving back to the Twin Cities in 2012. She lives and breathes service and is passionate about people. Her diverse professional background includes teaching, customer service, hospitality and writing.  Kate is a dedicated Kundalini Yoga practitioner and teacher, enjoys sharing food and Champagne with those she loves, and delights in the in-between moments of life. 

 

 

 

 

Kate Thomas - Maître D' & Service Manager