Twin Cities’ Hottest Chefs Team Up for Graze 4 Good

5th annual Fourth Generation fundraiser to support grants for mental health services

Late-winter cabin fever got you down? Spice up a Sunday evening in March at Graze 4 Good, a premier social event featuring gourmet food paired with Surly beers, a silent auction, and the chance to rub shoulders with the Twin Cities’ most celebrated chefs — all in support of a great cause.

Tickets are now available for Graze 4 Good, which will be held at the Surly Destination Brewery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 20. Guests at this unique fundraiser will enjoy delectable food prepared by six of the region’s hottest chefs while supporting the Minneapolis Foundation’s Fourth Generation program and its 2016 grantmaking focus: Mental health needs in the Twin Cities.

Featured chefs include:

  • Steven Brown, Chef/Owner, Tilia & St. Genevieve
  • Doug Flicker, Chef/Owner, Piccolo & Sandcastle
  • Katy Gerdes, Chef/Owner, Angel Food Bakery
  • Jorge Guzman, Executive Chef, Surly
  • Christina Nguyen, Chef/Owner, Hola Arepa
  • Landon Schoenefeld, Chef/Owner, Nighthawks & Haute Dish

The evening will begin with a VIP Grazing event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. VIP guests will get up close and personal with the featured chefs, each of whom will prepare an exclusive bite paired with a specially chosen Surly brew. VIP tickets also include admission to the general event that immediately follows.

Tickets to the General Grazing event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. include a variety of tastings prepared by each chef. Two Surly beers are included. The evening will also feature a silent auction of food-inspired items.

Proceeds from this event support the grantmaking of Fourth Generation, a program that engages emerging philanthropists to learn the skills of smart giving and pool their resources to make a greater impact in the community than they could alone. Every year, Fourth Generation members vote to choose a local issue, research it together, and make grants to nonprofits.

In the past five years, Fourth Generation has granted nearly $175,000 to local nonprofits that are making positive change on issues such as youth homelessness, food justice, services for aging Minnesotans, and small business development.