was born in the Midwest and attended the University of Michigan before serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He then began his cooking career at the acclaimed Oliveto restaurant in Oakland, CA. During his time there, he rose from line cook to chef de cuisine and gained a deep-rooted appreciation for simple and honest cooking. Paul and his wife relocated to Minneapolis in 2010 so that she could begin her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. After a year spent learning the fundamentals of baking, Paul joined as The Bachelor Farmer’s chef to return to cooking and reconnect with his Nordic heritage.
began his restaurant career as a bartender in Brooklyn, NY, before moving to Minneapolis in 2004 to be closer to his family. His local restaurant management background includes JP American Bistro, Broders’ Pasta Bar, and The Oceanaire Seafood Room. Nathan has also studied at the International Sommelier Guild. He now oversees operation of The Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar as managing director.
has been managing restaurants since she was a teenager. As an environmental studies major in college, she is drawn to businesses with a commitment to sustainability. That passion led her to the French Meadow Bakery, where she spent five years opening and managing new restaurants. During that time, she also enrolled in the International Sommelier Guild and earned her level three diploma. Prior to joining The Bachelor Farmer, Erin was the sommelier at the Hotel Ivy in Downtown Minneapolis. She now oversees our dining room and wine list as general manager of The Bachelor Farmer.
Pip Hanson has worked in some of the most innovative cocktail bars in Minneapolis, including La Belle Vie, Town Talk Diner, and Cafe Maude. He also spent a year bartending in Tokyo, where he learned Japanese cocktail technique and mentored with Kazuo Uyeda. Pip is a founding member of the North Star Bartenders’ Guild and was named Minneapolis Bartender of 2011 by City Pages. Pip created and runs the cocktail program for The Bachelor Farmer, but can usually be found downstairs in Marvel Bar.
Eric Dayton and Andrew Dayton were born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. Andrew studied history at Yale University and then received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He has worked for the Clinton Global Initiative and the Hennepin County Attorney’s office. Eric graduated from Williams College with a degree in English and from Stanford Business School with an MBA. He was a member of Will Steger’s Arctic Transect 2004 dogsled expedition and also worked for Target Corporation. None of those experiences prepared them to open a restaurant, but fortunately they surrounded themselves with incredibly talented people (see above). Eric is older and Andrew is funnier.