Meet The Chef
Soleil Ramirez is the chef and owner of Arepa Bar in Minneapolis, the only 100% traditional venezuelan restaurant in the Twin Cities. Ramirez has been around the kitchen for over 15 years.Her last role was under Executive Chef Jack Riebel as Chef de Cuisine for over 3 years at The Lexington in Saint Paul, also she worked for Jonathan Hunt at Al Vento and for Marc Paavola at Craftman.
Her experience and knowledge about food, wine, and fine-dining in different countries around the world became the framework for opening her own restaurant, Arepa Bar at Midtown Global Market in early 2021.
Quote of Love and Soul Series
"This series will express everything I’ve learned in my hard, but worthwhile journey in this lifestyle called ‘Yes, Chef,’” says Chef Soleil Ramirez. “I’ve always dreamed of creating beautiful dishes that can represent the roots of my country (Venezuela), bringing back memories and a piece of home to Minnesota. I’m thrilled to launch this new venture creating private and intimate events, bringing people together, sharing and learning more about the roots of the beautiful place i was born and raised”