Blackwater is pleased to welcome Rob Semsch as the new General Manager of Blackwater Coffee & Café. Rob comes to us with the rich experience of a lifelong career in culinary arts and restaurant management.
In Rob’s own words…
“I was born in Minnetonka Mills and enjoyed most of my early years growing up on a hobby farm in Long Lake.
My beautiful wife of 32 years, Vicki, and I have lived in Medina for 30 years. Together, we have raised two wonderful children. Christina, 28, is a Senior Project Manager for Optum. Willi, 23, is a Securities Analyst for Wells Fargo. Both Orono graduates.
I received my degree from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After graduating, I returned to Minnesota to begin my cooking career. Initially as Sous Chef at Edina Country Club, I later enhanced my career at various establishments: Lafayette Club, Wayzata Country Club, The Chart House. I have spent the last twenty years as Food Service Director at Aramark.
In my spare time, I am an avid nonfiction reader and enjoy photography and sports as well.
I look forward to the opportunity of working with John and Kim as we continue to grow Blackwater through hard work and the support of a community that I have loved for over 30 years.”
Please stop in and say “hi” to Rob next time you’re in the area. He’s looking forward to meeting you!
Located just off Highway 12 in Maple Plain you’ll find fresh-brewed coffee, espresso, breakfast, lunch, dinner and more at Blackwater Coffee & Cafe.
Blackwater is a spacious but cozy environment with free WiFi and meeting space. If you're short on time, we also have a drive-thru.
Blackwater serves a fine selection of beer and wine.
We're looking to add to our daytime team here at Blackwater. If you love people, coffee, great food and are looking for a place to belong - stop in and fill out an application today!
We're starting to fill our Spring music calendar now.
Interested in booking a Friday Night Gig with us? Come by and show off your talent- we are always looking for new faces!
For any questions about, or interest in, our music nights, please email us at MusicAtBlackwater@gmail.com.
Time: 7pm to 9pm - Second Thursday of every month starting March 9th. Join our friendly environment with many local artists. We would love to hear your sound!
Now booking music for upcoming Friday nights. For any questions about, or interest in, our music nights, please email us at MusicAtBlackwater@gmail.com.
Do you have questions for us? Would you like to work at Blackwater? Are you a talented musician who would like to book a Friday night gig with us?