It’s a long way from upstate New York to the wind swept prairie of western Minnesota, but 35 year old chef Jared Joslin made the journey in a roundabout way

It’s a long way from upstate New York to the wind swept prairie of western Minnesota, but 35 year old chef Jared Joslin made the journey in a roundabout way. Joslin had been the chef at the Crossings Country Club since June, and the Crossings is pleased to have him.

“I was born in Syracuse,” said Joslin, “and when I was older I moved to Randall, Florida and lived there for about 12 years.”

It turns out that Joslin has family in the area, which is a little story in itself. “My dad met my stepmom online. They live in Watson,” he said.

Joslin came to visit them twice before he decided to move here himself. “Once was just to visit, and then I came here for their wedding,” he said.

The wide open space of the prairie intrigued Joslin. “I got tired of the big city life, and when I came out here to visit, it was so peaceful and quiet.”

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