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World Renowned Chef Cooks for Augustana Care Residents and Meals on Wheels

April 02, 2014

World-renowned Chef George Serra brings many honors to the table—wherever that table happens to be. A recent feature on Twin Cities Live shares some of Serra’s story. He has cooked for presidents, presidential campaigns and professional baseball players at the Twins All-Star Baseball Fantasy Camp.

In addition, Serra welcomed celebrities at his restaurant Pasta Time, mentored Iron Chef winner Gavin Kaysen and founded Chef magazine. Now, he finds great satisfaction cooking for older generations as Executive Chef at Augustana Care—and enjoying their stories, talents and humor.

Serra and his Augustana Care crew also prepare meals for Meals on Wheels in Minneapolis. Recently, he was featured on Twin Cities Live and shared his thoughts on this important community service.

One of only 58 internationally certified chefs in the world, Serra was born in France, raised in Brazil and immigrated to the U.S. in 1962. After two years of military service in Viet Nam, Serra graduated from St. Ainge Culinary D’Arts in Bordeaux, France and interned under the world’s premiere saucier at the Ambassador Hotel in Milan. Serra then worked for Hilton Hotels International where he played pivotal roles in start-ups in Kenya, Singapore and Hong Kong and worked at the world-famous Waldorf Astoria in New York.

One of the things that makes Serra happiest is how appreciative Meals on Wheels recipients and Augustana Care residents are and how much they love his cooking. “Food is a high point of the day to many people in this community,” he says. “It is very important to me to make them happy.”

Learn more about George Serra, Meals on Wheels and Augustana Care by viewing the Twin Cities Live segment at the top of this page, or on the Twin Cities Live website: