Food & Beverage Director
Helen Ann Olson is a restaurateur with over 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Theater Arts, she launched her professional management career with the Bartmann Group where she most recently directed the daily operations as the general manager at Barbette, a staple in the Uptown community of Minneapolis.
Her experience includes both front and back of house operations, and she successfully opened a new concept restaurant during her eight years on the Landry's management team at M&S Grill and McCormick & Schmick's in downtown Minneapolis. She has landed broadcast coverage in the local community, appearing on Cooking with WCCO where she recently shared tips on pairing seafood with wine. Helen Ann spends her free time with her husband Russ, their two cats, and enjoys travel, fishing, and spending time in her garden.
Helen is an advocate for the "Farm to Table" model and brings her expertise in maximizing the guest experience.