chef shack

Chef Shack

Woman-Owned/Co-owned, Prepared Food & Drink


Saturday Market


Tacos | Nachos | Burgers | Brats | Donuts | Salads


Chef Shack is a mobile kitchen with a mission to bring organic, tasty street food to Minneapolis at an affordable price. Chef Shack, started in 2007 by the “Godmothers of Food Trucks in the North” Carrie Summer and Lisa Carlson, was one of the founding vendors at Mill City Farmers Market. Carrie and Lisa have since opened two restaurants: Chef Shack Ranch and Chef Shack Bay City; and own a fleet of food trucks that you will find every week at the Market and at other events, weddings and festivals around town.

James Beard award nominee Lisa Carlson and her partner Carrie Summers are both avid travelers with decades of experience working in notable fine-dining kitchens in Minneapolis, New York, and San Francisco. The two met in 2001, when Carlson opened Café Barbette and hired Summer as her sous chef.

At the market you’ll find their famous Indian-spiced mini donuts fried to perfection, bison burgers, grass-fed hot dogs, bacon brats, sweet potato tacos, pulled pork nachos, market salads and more.

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