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Stephanie Miller

HOMETOWN: Bismarck, ND 


OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Chef/Owner, Butterhorn & Owner, Shelter Belt 

Stephanie Miller is the Chef and Owner of Butterhorn and Owner of Shelter Belt in Bismarck, ND. Growing up, she fell in love with cooking with her grandmothers and frequently made meals by herself for her large family at a very young age.  After attending college at the University of North Dakota for pre-med, Stephanie switched gears and attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis. She spent the next seven years cooking with distinguished James Beard-nominated chefs Lenny Russo and Doug Flicker. Following her work at the James Beard-nominated restaurant Piccolo, she became Executive Chef at Italian Eatery, which was named Minneapolis’ Best Italian in 2016 by Mpls St. Paul Magazine. Stephanie then moved back to her hometown of Bismarck and opened two restaurants, Butterhorn and Shelter Belt, with her husband Shane. Each restaurant focuses on the history of North Dakota and her state pride with menu items including lefse, bison and kuchen.