Aaron Staudenmaier started humbly in the restaurant business as a graveyard shift dishwasher at a truck stop in Fargo, North Dakota at age 14. He moved on to an apprenticeship at age 15 and began to learn about cooking and life on the line.
His path has led him through some of the finest restaurants in the country including sous chef positions at The Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Inn at Little Washington. Staudenmaier opened Abacus with Kent Rathbun in 1999, creating an iconic Dallas restaurant. Continuing the success of Abacus, Staudenmaier moved on to another Rathbun Concept, Jasper’s, opening multiple locations in Texas. Continue reading