Obituary: 'Happy Chef' Marcel 'Sal' Frederick started as Army cook

  • by: JENNA ROSS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 27, 2012 - 10:31 PM

Marcel Frederick stood just 5-foot-5 , but his legacy might be closer in size to the iconic, 36-foot statue along Hwy. 169 of a smiling chef brandishing a wooden spoon. Frederick, who went by "Sal," was the original Happy Chef, a longtime restaurateur, four-term legislator and fixture in the Mankato community.

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