About Chef Jeff

  • Name: Jeff Tiedeman, former Grand Forks Herald food editor
  • Alias: Chef Jeff
  • Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: April 9, 1951
  • Website: http://www.chefjefftiedeman.com
  • Occupation: Journalist and blogger

About Me:

I was born and raised in Crookston, Minn. I attended Cathedral High School for two years and Mount St. Benedict High School for two years, graduating in 1969. I attended the University of Minnesota-Crookston, Corbett College, Bemidji State University and Moorhead State University, where I graduated in 1974 with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications. During college, I worked on the MSU Advocate and was sports editor for two years. I also worked part time at the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead while attending MSU. I joined the Grand Forks Herald in August 1974 as a part-time sportswriter, going full time in November 1974. I was food editor at the Herald from the mid-1990s to February 2013.

My Interests:

Cooking, gardening, hunting.