Sue Zelickson


James Beard Award winner, Sue Zelickson works closely with local and national chefs, restaurant owners, food purveyors and cookbook authors for her monthly column in Minnesota Monthly. Sue has been part of the Minnesota Monthly Food Wine Experience since its inception in 1994.

In addition, Sue is the founder of Women Who Really Cook and Kid's Cafe at Perspectives Family Center.

Sue Zelickson founded the Charlie Award’s three years ago, and named the awards after Charlie’s Café Exceptionale, which for 50 years was the Twin Cities’ most talked-about eatery.

Her deep passion for getting the community involved in the food world is what makes it so fun and meaningful for her to take part and attend the multiple food and wine events each year.

"The people she has taken under her wing just might create a line across Minnesota." Cindi Sutter

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