Royal Dahlstrom always had an interest in cooking, especially baking. He attended the Culinary Arts Program at the Northeast Metro Technical Institute in Minnesota in 1988, then on to the University of Missouri.
After graduating, he returned to Minneapolis to work at the Franklin Street Bakery. That’s where the Great Chefs television team taped him for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs – Great Cities series.
In 1995, he moved over to the St. Paul Hotel as pastry chef, and in 1998 became sous chef at the California Café. In 1999 he became the executive chef at Minneapolis’ La Toscana Restaurant, and then the Napa Valley Grille from 2004 to 2006. He ran his own catering and consulting firm called Chef Royal, for the next ten years until 2015, when he accepted the position of executive chef of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is today.
Blackberry and Nectarine Tart with Ginger-Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
Serving: 10 Print Blackberry and Nectarine Tart with Ginger-Macadamia Nut Ice Cream By Great Chefs November 4, 2015 Not only is this pretty, it is a wonderful combination of flavors. A spiced nut tart crust holds the blackberry and nectarine filling, so that each bite melds the fruit flavor with spices, silky filling with crunchy […]
Chocolate-Raspberry Tamales with White Chocolate Ice Cream
Serving: Makes 20 tamales Print Chocolate-Raspberry Tamales with White Chocolate Ice Cream By Great Chefs November 4, 2015 What a creative surprise — open the tamales and chocolate cake and raspberries nestle inside. As a bonus, Chef Dahlstrom includes his recipe for white chocolate ice cream. Ingredients Fudge Sauce Heavy (whipping) cream – 1 cup […]
Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie with Wild Rice Crust and Star Anise Ice Cream
Serving: 6 Print Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie with Wild Rice Crust and Star Anise Ice Cream By Great Chefs September 26, 2015 These beautiful tarts take advantage of Minnesota’s wild rice harvest. Substitute a fine whole wheat flour if you can’t find wild rice flour.. The star anise ice cream is an interesting touch, but you […]