Mike Kempenich - The Gentleman Forager

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Most known as "The Gentleman Forager", Mike Kempenich is the company owner and President of a wild foods distributor in Minneapolis.  He is an exotic mushroom cultivator, forager, instructor, who is a leader in locavore dining, wild foraging and vertical urban-faring movements.  Mike is also the founder of a retail company called Forest to Fork, which specializes in specialty mushroom cultivation and retail sales of mushrooms and other wild food products.  The mission of Gentleman Forager is to revolutionize the way mushrooms, and other wild foods, are integrated into consumers lifestyles.

Gentleman Forager is also the host of an annual event called the Wild Food Fandango, which hosts top chefs who compete to create the crowd’s favorite wild food dish, attracting more than 1,000 people each Spring. To learn more visit Gentlemanforager.com