Great People




Tim Johnson, Seward Co-op Creamery Café Front of House Manager

After a short break from the restaurant world Tim felt compelled to return to it in the cooperative setting. He’s been an owner of Seward Co-op for years and loves what the co-op has done for the neighborhoods it serves.

You may have seen Tim at a number of different restaurants around Minneapolis and St. Paul as line cook to co-owner and anything in between. To name a few, he has spent time at Leaning Tower of Pizza near the University of Minnesota campus, Bulldog NE, the Blue Nile and HauteDish as an owner.

“We are excited to have such a well-rounded individual leading the Front of House at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café,” Seward Co-op Production Manager Bill Williams says. “Tim has extensive experience running front of house and back of house, in addition to retail experience where he gained extensive knowledge of beer and wine.”

Tim is excited to showcase the wonderful products available at the Seward Co-op without pretention — especially delectable locally grown produce and proteins and high-quality local beer. His vision is to create a gathering space where everyone — neighbors, co-op owners and co-workers — can enjoy a meal or beverage together. He hopes folks visit the café for whatever reason suits their lifestyle: coffee and yogurt on the way to work, an afternoon hangout with coworkers, or a meal with neighbors and family.