Kerry L. Sohn grew up in a typical middle class Wisconsin home with an older brother and a younger sister. His parents of German heritage helped instill in him a passion for food and cooking.
After graduating from high school, Kerry graduated with honors from technical college and received an academic award of excellence in automotive servicing. Even after becoming a successful auto technician at an Audi dealership, Kerry still wanted to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a chef. With help from one of his Audi customers, that dream became a reality. With no formal culinary training, Kerry started a new career in the restaurant and hospitality business through an apprenticeship in culinary arts at one of the most elite five diamond resorts in the nation.
As a teenage boy, the love for the outdoors began with one family fishing trip to northern Wisconsin. Later, a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota spurred his love for canoe camping.