“I’ve thought about this for a long time. I’d come here with [my son] Miles, and we’d sit in the café – we spent so much time here, he even learned to walk in the Hall of Dinosaurs – and we’d have a garden burger and french fries or something like that. I’d look at this gorgeous space and think about how amazing it would be to run a restaurant here.”

Chef Sonja Finn, Consulting Chef of The Café Carnegie

Sonja Finn

Sonja Finn

Sonja Finn is the Chef and Owner of Dinette, and Consulting Chef of The Café Carnegie at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History.

Since opening Dinette in 2008, Sonja has twice been a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Rising Star Chef of the Year” (2009 and 2010), was number 10 of Mother Nature Network’s “40 Chef’s Under 40,” one of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Young Pittsburghers to Watch in 2009,” twice a regional nominee for Food and Wine’s “Peoples’ Best New Chef” (2011 and 2012) and an ACDA “Woman of Achievement” (2017).

Sonja’s also a Culinary Institute of America (2003) and Columbia University (2001) grad.

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