The Staff

Meet Katie Dickerman, Owner

My Story… I was on a girls weekend with my three sisters traveling to Moiseinee Wisconsin to visit another sister for the weekend. On our way we stopped at a small farm winery, where we tasted wine and olive oil. I was immediately struck by the thought of a olive oil and balsamic vinegar bar.

With in 6 months I opened a olive oil bar at Woodland Hill Winery, our winery in Delano MN. My passion for olive oil grew the more I cooked with it, and learning the health benefits, how it is processed. I became so passionate about olive oil, I wanted to offer a unique experience in beautiful downtown Wayzata.

Kris James, Culinary EducatorMeet Kris James, Culinary Educator

Kris James is passionate about sharing her love of cooking, tea and natural skin care through her work as a culinary educator, author, tea blender and aromatherapist.  She is the chef for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Saturday Mornings in the Kitchen program, teaching hands-on classes that celebrate the benefits of using fresh, seasonal ingredients in everyday cooking.

Early in her career, Kris worked as a travel writer, high school cooking instructor and an award-winning culinary curriculum developer for a community college.  Kris has co-authored a book on herbs and has made regular appearances on Twin Cities Live.

As the culinary educator for Wayzata Olive Oil and Vinegar, she once again shares her enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of food by promoting the delicious artisan oils and vinegar offered at Wayzata’s newest retail store.