We are excited to announce the following speakers for the 2020 Lake Superior Design Retreat.

Lucia Watson

Lucia Watson is the chef, founder, and creator of Lucia’s Restaurant, Wine Bar and To Go. Lucia’s Restaurant opened in 1985 in one of Minneapolis’s oldest neighborhoods. Ms. Watson, a third generation Minnesotan, learned to cook from her grandmother, Lulu, who used to pick blueberries and bake bread in a wood stove at the family’s summer cabin on the Canadian border. Lucia is the author of Cooking Freshwater Fish and a co-author of Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland with writer Beth Dooley. In 2004, 2005, and 2006 she was nominated for Best Midwest Chef by the James Beard Foundation. In 2009 Lucia was knighted by the French Government and awarded a “Chevalier du Merit Agricole” for her work in agriculture. Now retired, Lucia serves on three boards: Women Winning, the Raptor Center, and the Nature Conservancy. 

Check out past Lake Superior Design Retreat speakers here.