Outlook Magazine - Fall 2020


Hall of fame career Hospitality alumMurray, owner of iconic Minneapolis steakhouse, receives prestigious industry award


instilling these values into their staff at Murray’s.  “I have always been proud to serve our industry wherever I’m needed,” he said. Murray graduated in 1983 from UW-Stout’s hotel, restaurant and tourism management program.

The Bartels’ son, Reese, is a second-year student this fall, majoring in construction. He is a third-generation member of the UW-Stout football team, just like his father and grandfather. “I went on a visit to UW- Stout and fell in love with the campus and the coaches,” Reese said. Michelle’s parents, Mike and Shirley Andres, Mount Pleasant, Texas, earned their bachelor’s in 1971 in industrial master’s in 1972 and 1990 in the same fields. They taught in the Green Bay and Howard Suamico school districts and retired in Texas near their children and grandchildren. Michelle’s brother, Matt Andres of Prosper, Texas, is a 1996 graduate in construction education and home economics education, respectively, and their Murray, along with two of his siblings, Jill and James, manage Minneapolis’ legendary Murray’s Steakhouse. Murray’s was founded in 1946 by his grandparents Art and Marie, who built their culinary landmark from love. His parents, Pat and Joyce, joined the business in 1960. Murray was in high school when he started working in the restaurant’s kitchen. These are some of his favorite memories. “I loved working in our bakery alongside our master baker preparing the breads, rolls and desserts. After that, I knew I was cut out for the restaurant business,” he said. Murray and his siblings carry out their grandparents’ and parents’ traditions of family, quality, consistency and integrity,

D ave and Michelle Andres Bartels of Frisco, Texas, have three Stout Proud generations in their family. Michelle is a 1990 graduate in early childhood development. She teaches fourth grade at Frisco Independent School District. Dave is a 1990 graduate in industrial technology-manufacturing engineering. He is director of strategic planning and development for Haskell, an architectural, engineering, consulting and construction company. He attended the recent Spring Career Conference to recruit students and plans to return. “Stout was a great fit for us,” Dave said. “We met some incredible people, great teammates, dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and also met lifelong friends.” inneapolis restaurateur and UW-Stout alum Tim Murray was inducted into the Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame in January 2020. Recognized for his quality work during his 36 years in the hospitality industry, Murray was also acknowledged for his leadership service to the Minnesota Restaurant Association and the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation. Murray became a member of the MRA board in 1996 and served as president from 2008 to 2009. “The induction means a great deal to me given that I have followed many legends in the Minnesota restaurant business. This includes my father, as we became the first father-son members to be inducted,” Murray said.

Tim Murray

Stout proud family Three generations of the Andres and Bartels, from Texas, have made UW-Stout their college of choice

and played on the UW-Stout hockey team. He is a vice president at Whiting-Turner Contracting in Dallas, having worked there since graduating. Michelle feels fortunate that she and many family members went to UW-Stout. “We have wonderful lives. We’ve all had great jobs we have held for a long time right out of college. We have brought our Wisconsin- Stout values to Texas.”

Andres and Bartels family from left to right includes Matt Andres, Shirley Andres, Mike Andres, Michelle Andres Bartels and Dave Bartels, back row Reese Bartels


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