Josh Diekman

Having worked as an executive chef, food & beverage director, business development director and consultant, Chef Diekman has deep understanding of the dynamics of foodservice and a well-rounded view of the hospitality industry. His passion for food, thirst for knowledge, and enthusiasm for sharing makes Chef Diekman a great resource both in and outside of the kitchen.


-North Dakota State College of Science -Southwestern Oregon College -North Dakota State University -American Hotel and Lodging Institute

Major Achievements/Awards:

  • Certified Executive Chef, ACF
  • Member, ACF
  • Member, Texas Chefs Association

Work History:

  • Elite Food Service, Fargo, ND – Business Development Manager/Broker Chef
  • Grazies Italian Grill, Fargo, ND – Food and Beverage Director/Executive Chef
  • Maddens Resorts, Brainerd, MN – Food and Beverage Manager
  • Uno Chicago Grill, Chicago, IL – General Manager
  • Clarion Hotel/Bootleggers Italian, Gillette, WY – Food and Beverage Director/Executive Chef
  • Xanterra, Yellowstone National Park, WY – Assistant Food and Beverage Director

Favorite Food:

  • I really enjoy the foods of Spain as well as Japan’s cuisine and dining culture. There’s a focus on the total dining experience and a strong connection between the preparation of food, family and friends.

Favorite Minor’s Product:

  • Minor’s Gluten Free Chicken Base because of the natural ingredients and well-balanced flavors. Roasted Garlic Flavor Concentrate is a close second. It can be used in so many applications, and I love the aroma.


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