What are the ingredients of a perfect Sunday night? If gourmet food paired with a great cause sound good to you, grab your tickets now for Graze 4 Good. This unique fundraiser, hosted by The Minneapolis Foundation’s Fourth Generation program, features delicious food, a foodie-themed silent auction and the chance to rub shoulders with the region’s hottest chefs — all to address community needs.
Graze 4 Good will be held at Aria from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 15. Proceeds of this event will support grants to local organizations that focus on affordable housing, Fourth Generation’s 2018 grantmaking issue.
Featured chefs include:
- Katy Gerdes of Angel Food Bakery
- Doug Flicker and Amy Greeley of Bull’s Horn Food and Drink and Sandcastle (2017 James Beard Best New Restaurant Nominee – Esker Grove)
- Renay and Ben Dossman of Fat Chance
- Jamie Malone of Grand Café (2018 James Beard Best New Restaurant and Best Chef: Midwest Nominee)
- Jesse Peine of Peeps Hotbox
- Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Brasa (2018 James Beard Outstanding Chef Nominee)
- Mike Brown, Bob Gerken and James Winberg of Travail Kitchen and Amusements
Graze 4 Good will begin with a VIP event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. where guests will sample a special gourmet bite prepared by each of the chefs. Tickets are limited to ensure quality face time with each chef. VIP tickets also include admission to the general event that immediately follows. Come early for this unique experience and stay late for even more incredible food. General Grazing runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring a variety of gourmet bites prepared by each chef. Two drink tickets are included, and the event will feature cocktails by Marco Zappia.
Proceeds from this event go directly to 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 seven years, Fourth Generation has granted nearly $300,000 to local nonprofits that are making positive change on issues such as criminal justice reform, mental health, youth homelessness and services for aging Minnesotans.