Chef Anthony Kueper
Growing up in a military family Anthony was exposed to different cultures and their cuisines at an early age. His first favorite food was Pommes Frites in the Netherlands where he was born. He enjoyed delicious food with a high level of service with his father in a variety of fine dining establishments on the military bases where they were stationed.
As a teenager, he learned to love to experiment with food. After a couple of basic cooking classes during a summer in high school, he began cooking for family and friends. Gaining experience in cooking in many jobs in the fast-food industry, Anthony finally landed his first real gig at the Bistro at the Market in downtown Omaha. After learning some chops from Chef Kenneth Hughes, he decided to go to Culinary School. After his graduation, he spent nearly four years with the Ritz Carlton Company.
Moving to Aspen, he worked At Elevation, Main St. Bakery, and the Caribou Club. After a year and a half, he met his girlfriend Daniela and followed her to Hamburg, Germany. There he cooked at the Claasenhof, the restaurant was rated a one-star Michelin upon his arrival and was later awarded a second star during his tenure.
Upon returning to the U.S., he got married back in Aspen and moved to Beaver Creek, Colorado. He opened the Beaver Creek Lodge, then moved on to positions at Red Sky Ranch, Toscanini, Café Milano and Vin 48.
With the arrival of his twins, he moved his family back to Omaha. He spent a year working with Jon Seymour at V. Mertz. The owner Gina Sterns hired him as a Sous Chef but quickly advanced to chef status. Chef Anthony remained the Chef when Gina sold the business to a new owner.
In December 2016, Chef Anthony and his family were given the opportunity to buy Dolce, closing the deal on March 1st, 2017. With his wife Daniela and his three boys Kyenne, Mace, and Sage, Anthony will continue to run Dolce and serve customers with his wealth of knowledge and passion for food.
Every time we eat at Dolce we are impressed with the food, the staff, the chef and the service. Dolce is our “go to” fine dining experience, even though we live somewhat far away from West O.
We just had date night there for our anniversary celebration. Wow!! What fantastic food and service. We’ll be back and you should go too!
I’ve eaten here several times over the years, and I’ve tried many dishes. Sometimes I have been skeptical about the combinations or seasonings, but Chef Anthony is completely amazing and has a true gift for developing the most amazing recipes. Trust him. Everything on his menu is absolutely wonderful. I have never been even the slightest bit disappointed, and you won’t be either.
Great meal. Enjoyed the chef’s thoughtful preparation and plating. Delicious flavor combinations and attention to detail.
My wife and I enjoyed our first time at Dolce with another couple. The décor, our server (ask for James) and the food completed the trifecta of a great dining experience.
First visit and very impressed. All house/chef made charcuterie – salumi, pickled vegetables, mustard, etc. Main entree amazing and all homemade desserts. The service was excellent! Will go back soon.
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