About Mike Frame

Mike (Michael Warren Frame)was born on 28th October, 1940, to William Gibson Frame and Minnie Errington Frame in Northfield. He graduated from Northfield High School and Carleton College and did post graduate work in Agricultural Economics at the University of Minnesota. From 1962-1969 he served 2 terms as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked for U.S. AID in agriculture in Nepal. For the next 9 years he farmed at Bubbling Springs Farm near Menomonie, Wisconsin, and did Peace Corps training. His love for Nepal brought him back as an Associate Peace Corps Director for Rural Development from 1980-1985. In 1988 Mike established the world-famous restaurant, Mike's Breakfast, in Kathmandu, Nepal, where it has been popular with locals and tourists for the past 20 years. In 1997 he opened Hotel Fewa and Mike's Restaurant in Pokhara which has become a destination for trekkers and travelers. Mike received the Distinguished Achievement Award from Carleton College in 2007 for his work in Nepal.

Mike was a cook, gardener, farmer, guilder, and author (Mike's Breakfast Cooking in Nepal and Then Some). Through his generosity and outreach he has influenced and changed the lives of numerous people. We will miss his rare sense of humor. He is survived by his sister Mary Ellen Frame, Northfield; brothers William E. (Sandy) Frame, Pine Island, and David M. (daire) Frame, Albert Lea; and 5 nieces and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mike died 23rd May, 2008, after a 7 year battle with Multiple Melanoma.

Mike Warren Frame
Mike Warren Frame (1940-2008)