Lorin Zinter


Lorin Zinter’s career started out modestly enough—his mother made him get a summer job at 15, and he chose to work in a restaurant—but things have gone a little (make that a lot) more upscale since then. Zinter’s restaurant management resume includes La Belle Vie, Sea Change, and the Minneapolis Club. He has inimitable taste and a penchant for art deco style—an ideal match for the Commodore.

Chris Gerster


Chris Gerster is a classically trained chef and rising star on the national culinary scene. Among his accolades: being named as a “Best New Chef” by Madison Magazine while working for James Beard award-winning chef Tory Miller at Graze. Gerster worked all over the country before returning to the Twin Cities in 2013 to serve as the executive chef of the Red Stag Supper Club.


Robert Crew

Director Of Operations

Robert Crew’s resume isn’t on paper; it’s in the nearly three decades of satisfied customers he has served as Food and Beverage Director for Commonwealth Properties. He is almost as much of a Saint Paul establishment as W.A. Frost, where he has spent the last twenty-seven years as general manager.