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In this undated photo provided by The Capital Grille, chef Jeff Ansorge poses for a photo at the grill in Minneapolis. Ansorge, who used to command a staff of 17 at the posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant making nearly $80,000 a year, gave it all up to become the cook in charge of a Salvation Army soup kitchen where the meals are free and he makes a third of his previous salary. (AP Photo/The Capital Grille)

Twin Cities kitchen star gives up posh restaurant for Salvation Army soup kitchen

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By JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a 24-ounce dry aged Porterhouse steak goes for $48. But he gave it all up to become the head cook of a Salvation Army soup kitchen, where the meals are free.

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