Kaysen to lead creation and management of fine and casual dining at new development, including for the highly anticipated Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (March 24, 2021) – As RBC Gateway continues to rise over the Twin Cities, a new partnership between renowned Chef Gavin Kaysen, United Properties and Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis will drive the development of the world-class dining experiences there.
An award-winning chef and founder of the Soigné Hospitality Group, Kaysen will oversee the creation of two unique dining experiences on the property: a full-service restaurant and bar, as well as a café. Kaysen will lead concept development for all aspects of the project, from food and wine to ambiance and decor. The restaurants are expected to open in the spring of 2022 when the building is complete.
“We all feel how dramatically restaurants and the city of Minneapolis have transformed in the past year,” says Kaysen. “I see this partnership with United Properties and Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis as an opportunity to uplift our community and bring two neighborhoods—the North Loop and Downtown—together. We’re building this with a lot of intention and thought for what the future of hospitality looks like.”
According to Rick McKelvey, senior vice president for United Properties, they didn’t have to look far to land on Kaysen as the right person to lead restaurant development. “We wanted to form a partnership with someone very special, and Gavin was our first choice right from the start,” he says. “We are confident that when Gavin’s restaurant opens in a little over a year from now, our community will embrace his vision for a wonderful, world-class restaurant and café.”
Kaysen is a two-time James Beard award winning chef celebrated locally and nationally for his ability to create hospitality-driven dining experiences as well as his leadership and vision for the future of the culinary profession. His restaurants in the North Loop include Spoon and Stable, a 2015 James Beard Award Finalist for Best New Restaurant; Demi, an intimate 20-seat tasting menu experience named one of “The 10 Best New Restaurants in North America” by Robb Report; and Bellecour Bakery at Cooks of Crocus Hill, celebrated for its array of French bistro inspired fare. His catering company, KZ ProVisioning, created in collaboration with Chef Andrew Zimmern, fuels the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Additional details about the restaurant concepts will be announced in the months ahead, including the name, design, beverage and culinary concepts. A third bar and restaurant, located on the fourth-floor pool deck, will be managed by Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
“When I think about what makes a restaurant successful, it’s having the opportunity to build relationships with our guests and bring them joy through food,” says Kaysen. “In this space, we’ll have guests from the hotel, the neighborhood, and Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Minneapolis. I’m looking forward to being part of a project that helps all of them create memories.”
About United Properties
United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for more than 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help enrich communities and create lasting legacies. United Properties provides market expertise for ground-up development, redevelopment and acquisitions of value-add and stable investments. The company invests in and develops office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and senior housing properties. United Properties is owned by the Pohlad Companies and is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.uproperties.com and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About Gavin Kaysen
Gavin Kaysen is the two-time James Beard Award winning chef and owner of Soigné Hospitality Group, which includes three restaurants in the North Loop: Spoon and Stable, Demi, and Bellecour Bakery at Cooks of Crocus Hill. His catering company KZ ProVisioning, created in partnership with Chef Andrew Zimmern, fuels the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Wild. Kaysen hosts a bi-weekly live, interactive cooking class called GK at Home and is the co-founder of Heart of the House Foundation, a non-profit organization created to sustain the growth, health, and prosperity of the Soigné Hospitality family now and in the future. Follow him on Instagram.
About Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts opened its first hotel in 1961, and since that time has been dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 119 hotels and resorts, and 44 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.