Chef Skyler was born and raised on a farm Southeast of Luverne. His love of cooking and all things “food” began as a child who enjoyed experimenting in his mother’s kitchen. The Bluestem is the culmination of a life long passion to own and operate his own kitchen, therefore resulting in the delicious cuisine you will experience dining at His restaurant.
Jessie is our catering manager and event coordinator. She is gifted in social media, employee & customer relations, and enjoys helping out around the restaurant when she can! Jessie is also a native to Luverne and a very vital part of The Bluestem team.
Ken Dixon is the General Manager of The Bluestem. Ken moved to Luverne in 2017 with his wife, Luverne native Deb Dixon (Deb Hamann). He is originally from Pennsylvania (GO EAGLES!!) Ken has spent the last 35 years on management and has owned two successful companies. His strengths are in guest relations, sales, and operations, “The Numbers Guy” as we like to call him here at The Bluestem
Kelsey is our Assistant General Manager; She was born and raised in Luverne. She is the friendly voice behind the phone while booking your party rooms. Her dedication while overseeing daily operations and inventory is an asset to our team.
Codie grew up in Sioux Falls then Kentucky and made her way back to the area in high school. She joined our work family as a server and is now our newest addition to the management team. Her ambition to go above and beyond to make sure our customers are taken care of and have the best experience when dining at The Bluestem stands out.