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Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip
*Rated #1 Cookie in America by Timeout Magazine
Meet Tina Rexing!
Professional Cookie Enthusiast
What keeps you up at night? For me, it was the question, “am I doing what I love to do?” After almost 20 years in Corporate America, I decided to step back from my desk life and follow my passions. Besides, I really needed some sleep!
Early in my career, I had a boss ask me if I wanted to be known for the cookies I baked or the work I did. At the time, I told her what she wanted to hear. Now it’s time to say what I thought years ago. Know me for my cookies (and other treats)!
So those of you who are staring at your ceiling wondering if you are in the right job, if you love what you do…know that it is possible to answer that question and get to sleep. In my case, it didn’t mean I got more sleep. Have you heard about “baker’s hours”?
So, what makes my product different from others?
Well, I have been competing with my baked goods for over 17 years at the MN State Fair. Over the years I’ve learned some tweaks don’t work and some experiments win awards. This move takes me to the next level where the judges don’t just give me feedback on a score sheet and award me a ribbon. The judges are now my customers.
T-Rex Cookie is differentiated by creating a high quality award winning product for my clients by using my experience as a competitive baker at the forefront of the business.
Axel is a self-taught cook with experience in some of Twin Cities’ notable restaurants. He brings a diverse set of flavor profiles to the menu. A native of Guatemala, some of his dishes come from recipes his grandma taught him!
He also brings his HUGE personality and awesome sense of humor to T-Rex Cookie & Coffee Cafe.
When asked what his food perspective is, “Dude, I just love food”. Best. Perspective. Ever.
Professional Oven Owner
Tom O’Connor was born in Brooklyn, which he still thinks was a pretty good idea.
He has an array of career paths including an electrician, plasterer, lighting technician, boat mechanic, technical writer, IT technician, network administrator, line cook, and now baker!
*Fun Fact* He appeared on Law & Order as a murder suspect exactly once. He didn’t do it. Tom is delighted to work at T-Rex and we are so delighted to have him!
Meet Abi Chase El-Ghazzawy!
Professional Coffee Brain.
Front of House Manager
Abi was born and raised in the Midwest, but has lived on all three coasts. Through many career and life changes, she is still pulled to work at cafes where she can share her love of coffee and talk to the community. Her Millennial resilience has allowed her to build a vast skill set as graphic designer, licensed teacher, beer and coffee connoisseur, ceramicist, customer service expert, and more.