Eddie Wu grew up in So St Paul, MN. He started working in restaurants washing dishes when he was 14 years old at Drover’s Inn in So St Paul. From there he became a prep cook, a pantry cook, and a line cook. After high school he joined the Marines for 5 years. He got out of the Marines and went back to the service industry while attending college. His Marine leadership and restaurant knowledge made it easy for him to transition to restaurant management. He lived in Denver, CO of 6 years where he managed many different types of places from a food delivery service, a bar, a night club, to a corporate cafeteria. In 2009 he moved back to St Paul to start his family. Since he has been back in St Paul he did a 1 year apprenticeship at Sole Cafe in order to learn from the best Korean Chef in Minnesota. He has taken his restaurant background and combined it with his love of Korean food to open up Cook St Paul.
A lifelong Twin Citian, Kat Nelson started working in the restaurant industry at age 15. She has worked in many local restaurants spanning several culinary genres, including Tullibee, Surly Brewing Company, The Strip Club Meat and Fish, and Wise Acre Eatery. Kat has an abiding love of comfort foods from around the world and is thrilled to be part of the team at Cook St. Paul. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, writing, and solving crossword puzzles. She lives on the West Side of St. Paul with her artist husband and three handsome sons.