Kim Bartmann is a triple-bottom-line restaurateur and professional instigator. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bartmann has been launching eateries in re-imagined spaces since 1991. She believes that well-prepared food made from ethically sourced, sustainably farmed ingredients, welcoming spaces, and creative events can bring people together, support neighborhoods and catalyze a city.
As CEO of Bartmann Group, she leads an ecosystem of innovative restaurants in the Minneapolis area and a series of all-are-welcome events that use creative energy to feed people and connect communities.
Bartmann’s hospitality vision and leadership have been recognized locally and nationally. Twice named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Restaurateur of the Year award. She was named to the Restaurant News Power List: Readers Pick; was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and, was recently selected for Minnesota’s 50 Over 50 leadership awards. With a strong belief in giving back, in addition to support Bartmann Group provides Twin Cities nonprofit organizations, Bartmann serves as President of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and as a James Beard Foundation Women in Culinary Leadership mentor.