Kurt Michael Friese

Chef, Author, Political Gadabout

After nearly 4 decades in foodservice, Kurt Friese decided to take a stab at local politics in an effort to influence the local food system and serve the community that supported his restaurant. In November of 2016, while disasters were occurring up and down the ballot, this liberal progressive businessman got himself elected to the Johnson County, Iowa, Board of Supervisors. Look out, world.