Twin Cities
October 28-29, 2017


Join Us for a Night of Culinary Stars!
An Exclusive Dining Event
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation
Friday, October 28, 2016
5:30pm VIP Reception
6:30pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30pm Dinner

Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425

Cocktail Attire
Click here for ticket information

Featuring a menu created by
Jose Garces
Taste America All-Star
James Beard Award Winner
Jose Garces
Garces Restaurants, Philadelphia
Thomas Boemer
Local Star
Thomas Boemer
Corner Table and Revival,
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
Michelle Gayer
Pastry Chef
Michelle Gayer
Salty Tart, Minneapolis
Dinesh Jayawardena
Host Chef
Dinesh Jayawardena
Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
Jason DeRusha
Guest Emcee
Jason DeRusha
Anchor, WCCO-TV
Reception will feature tastings by
Jorge Guzman
Jorge Guzman
Surly Brewing Co, Minneapolis
Ann Kim
Ann Kim
Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis
Sarah Master
Sarah Master
Mr. Roberts Resort, Pengilly, MN
Marshall Paulsen
Marshall Paulsen
Birchwood Café, Minneapolis
Sameh Wadi
Sameh Wadi
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, Minneapolis

Eric Dayton, Owner, The Bachelor Farmer
Wayne Kostroski, 2010 JBF Humanitarian of the Year, Taste of the NFL

The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of the Twin Cities’s finest chefs. Then, enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Jose Garces, Local Star Thomas Boemer, Pastry Chef Michelle Gayer, and Host Chef Dinesh Jayawardena. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.

Click here for tickets! For more information on events or local sponsorship in Minneapolis, please contact Amy Zaroff at amy@amyzaroff.com or 952.941.3371.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2017, local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.

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Sur La Table

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events!
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Sur La Table
City Place Woodbury
295 Radio Drive, Suite D
Woodbury, MN 55125

Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family.

Schedule of events:

JBF Award Winner Jose Garces <br>Garces Restaurants, Philadelphia
10:00 am
Cooking Demo & Book Signing
JBF Award Winner Jose Garces
Garces Restaurants, Philadelphia
JBF Award Winner Paul Berglund<br> The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
12:00 pm
Cooking Demonstration
JBF Award Winner Paul Berglund
The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Kitchen space is limited for chef demonstrations. Click here to RSVP and guarantee your seat (max 2 guests). For questions, please contact Amy Zaroff at amy@amyzaroff.com

Taste America on the Move

Look out for our Taste America road trip making stops in your neighborhood! Stay tuned for more information.