About Dolce

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 4 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. He was hired by the owner Gina Sterns 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 the Kueper’s 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.

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