We are pleased to announce that the Kinship Partners Crosby office will be hosting its 5th Annual Taste of the Cuyuna Lakes on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge to recognize and celebrate the fine restaurants and chefs from the Cuyuna Lakes area.

***A limited number of tickets will be sold
and must be purchased in advance.***

The premier chefs will provide an evening of gourmet tastes and the samples of wine and beer contribute to making this a very special occasion.  Along with a silent auction, it is an “eat a little, drink a little, bid a little…” evening of merriment for everyone!  All proceeds benefit the Crosby area Kinship Partners youth mentoring program.

To view and bid on the many wonderful items donated for the silent auction go to https://kinship.cbo.io or text the word Kinship to 56651.

While you are enjoying the wine and beer tasting time (5:30 pm-6:30 pm) professional chef/judges will be sampling the evening’s dishes to determine the award winners from the following categories: starter (appetizer, soup, or salad), entrée, and dessert.

Then at 6:30 pm, as our guest, you will enter the dining room and “Taste” the samples provided by area chefs and caterers. In addition, you will vote for your favorite which will determine the People’s Choice Award.

For more information about Taste of the Cuyuna Lakes contact Denny Davis at 218-454-8020 or crosby@kinshippartners.org

Mexican Moonshine Tequila | Bent Paddle Brewing | Diago | Stolichnaya Vodka
Proximo Spirits | Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits | The Wine Group
Prestige Beverage Group | Trinchero Family Estates | Phillips Wine and Spirits
E&J Gallo | D&D Beverage | Schnell’s Brewery | C&L Distributing | Bernick’s
Artisan Beer | Johnson Brothers Liquor | Serralles – Don Q Rum

Chef Tom Kavanaugh – Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort
Dr. Jamie S. Skjeveland, Ed.D. – Crosby Superintendent of Schools

2017 Chef winner’s announced

Ten chefs brought their most delectable starters, entrees, and desserts to serve the sold-out gathering supporting the Crosby office of the Kinship Partners youth mentoring program. Chef Judges for the evening were Eunice Wiebolt – Author of award-winning Cooking with Confidence and Cooking with More Confidence – of East Gull Lake and Sandy Davis of Crosby.

The winner for Best Starter was the Croft Pub & Grub for their Thai Chicken Tacos.

The award for Best Entrée was presented to The Deerstand for their Lobster Ravioli served in a creamy garlic sauce.

The award for Best Dessert went to The Wharf for their Grasshopper French Toast.

The People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the guests in attendance, was presented to Brian Chaffee from Maucieri’s Italian Bistro, Bar & Deli who served; Chicken Pancetta Florentine stuffed shells topped with Gorgonzola Alfredo.

The People’s Choice Award was presented to Brian Chaffee
from Maucieri’s Italian Bistro, Bar & Deli


Become a 2018 Taste of Cuyuna Lakes Sponsor
The funds raised at the Taste of Cuyuna Lakes provide dedicated volunteers to hundreds of children each year, and we want you to be a part of it. As a sponsor, you will enjoy many benefits including recognition before and during the event as well as tickets to Taste of Cuyuna Lakes (benefits determined by sponsorship level). For questions about sponsoring this event, please contact our Events Manager, Beth Wolf at 218.454.8017 or via email.

Kinship Partners events are run by volunteer committees who coordinate with our Events Manager. For questions about joining the committee or about the event in general, please contact our Events Manager Beth Wolf at 218-454-8016 or via email.