Local chef wins third Emmy award for PBS show ‘Wisconsin Foodie’

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) — The PBS show ‘Wisconsin Foodie’ recently received its latest award for an episode with Siren Shrub Co. and Whitefeather Organics.

The series focuses on great local food in Wisconsin and turns Wisconsin farmers and small business owners into “celebrities”.

The show’s host and co-owner of Viroqua’s Driftless Cafe, Luke Zahm has been on the show for five seasons.

He says the time and passion he has put in is worth it to give Viroqua the recognition it deserves.

“Any publicity that comes from any of the work that we do, if we can bring that back home, it creates a really great story,” said Zahm.

Zahm–a Wisconsin native–has run the Driftless Cafe for nearly ten years.