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Minneapolis Taste of the Nation

October 09, 2016

Individual Ticket : $250

Table for 10 Guests: $2,500

Chef's Choice Table for 10 Guests: $3,500

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

601 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota

6:00PM - Cocktail Reception

7:00PM - Multi-Course Seated Dinner

Individual Ticket: $250

Includes Admission to the event and a seated 5 course meal with drink pairings, prepared tableside by one of the Twin Cities' premier chefs.


Table: $2,500

Includes admission to the event for 10 guests at a private table to enjoy a 5 course meal with drink pairings, prepared tableside by one of the Twin Cities' premier chefs.


Chef's Table: $3,500 + Additional Donation

Purchase this table for 10 guests and add an additional donation to increase your chance of securing your favorite chef. The highest overall donation ($3,500 + additional amount) will get first choice of chef, followed by each next-highest amount. Includes admission to the event for 10 guests at a private table to enjoy a 5 course meal with drink pairings, prepared tableside by one of the Twin Cities' premier chefs of your choosing. 








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Thank you to our sponsors!


Local In-Kind Sponsors




Legal Services Advocacy Project For 100 years, Legal Aid has worked in pursuit of helping Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens gain access to their basic rights for safety, shelter, food, health care and education. And with the support of hundreds of Minnesotans, they’ve had the privilege to change lives along the way.

University of Minnesota Coop Extension Extension researchers and educators engage individuals and organizations in asking the challenging questions to discover science-based answers that make a difference. Together, they create a better world for today and tomorrow by: keeping our food safe and affordable, preparing today's youth to thrive in a complex world, ensuring Minnesota communities are strong, improving our environment, and helping families make better decisions. 

Second Harvest Heartland Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. In 2014, they delivered more than 74 million meals to over 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other agency partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Additionally, they are a member of Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. 

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, FoodShare The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together hundreds of companies, civic groups, schools and congregations to help keep 300 food shelves statewide stocked throughout the year. This grassroots campaign is their most enduring program. 

Interested in getting involved with Minneapolis’ Taste of the Nation? Find out how: 

Sponsorship: Get in touch with Molly at

Host Committee: Ask Trent more about the Host Committee at

Food Allergies: Does someone in your party have one? Let Lizzie know at

Something Else: Get in touch with Alexis at


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