Meet the Owners!

Kevin and Marilyn Stumpf have owned and operated the Country Kitchen of Baxter since 1994.  They worked together for 18 years and now Kevin deals with the day to day operations.

Marilyn was born and raised in the Brainerd/Baxter area.  She worked for JC Penney’s as a display person and then as a Cosmetics sales person and miscellaneous cosmetic companies on her own and for Herbergers.  She used her sales background to run the restaurant.

Kevin has been in the Hospitality Industry for 42 years, La Papillon (high-end catering), International Dairy Queen, Country Kitchen International, USA Cafes (Bonanza Corporate), KFC Corporate Inc, and then Country Kitchen of Baxter.  Hospitality is in his blood from the get-go in the industry.  He worked his way to a Maitre’d in catering.  Then to positions with the other corporations.  He has volunteered for the Chamber, Sertoma, Brainerd School District, and numerous charities in the area.

Kevin and Marilyn are driven to give people the dining experience A Place Like Home.  They work and train their staff to give that style of service and experience.