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Photo Credit: Laura James
WHO: Elijah NeeSmith, 35, Chef at Waseca Montessori School and upright bassist for The Darnell Boys
Flagpole: How did you get into the culinary world?
Elijah NeeSmith: Just by accident. Someone saw me grilling some food at a yard sale and music party, and they asked me if I wanted to come and sub for a couple days at Waseca. I was grilling yellow squash.