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Kinship Partners Presents the 34th Annual

Taste of the Lakes

Friday, November 11, 2022

Gull Lake Center

Grand View Lodge, Nisswa

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Beer, wine and spirit tasting, and silent auction bidding

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Food tasting, presentation, and chef awards

Join us this November for the 34th Annual Taste of the Lakes for a night of fun filled with beer, wine and spirit tasting, silent auction bidding, and exceptional food from our area’s premier chefs. All proceeds from the event go toward supporting Kinship Partners’ youth mentoring programs and our goal of enriching our community through the creation of meaningful connections.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for beer, wine and spirit tastings. While you peruse auction items and place your bids in the beautiful Grand View Lodge, the professional chef judge will be hard at work sampling the evening’s dishes and determining who will be awarded first place in the following categories: starter, entrée, and dessert.

No worries, though, you, too, will get to enjoy the evening’s selections once the dining room doors open at 7:00 p.m. And, while we all appreciate a professional’s opinion, your opinion is just as important, so take a tour of the booths and help yourself to the samples. Then, cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award.

For information on how you can become a sponsor, donate to our auctions, or serve on our event committee, please contact

With offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, and Crosby, Kinship Partners serves area families by providing positive role models to school-aged kids.  Mentors can be individuals, couples or families.

For more information about any of the kids waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor, call (218) 829-4606, or visit our website at


All proceeds benefit the Kinship Partners youth mentoring programs.


5:30 PM Wine, Beer & Spirit Tasting
(Silent Auction Begins)
7:00 PM Chef’s Presentations
8:00 PM Program
8:30 PM Chef Awards


Become a 2022 Taste of the Lakes Sponsor
The funds raised at Taste of the 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 the Lakes (benefits determined by sponsorship level).  For questions about sponsoring this event, please contact Amy Gray at 218.454.8013 or via email

Join a Kinship Partners event committee
Kinship Partners events are run by volunteer committees that work closely with our Events Coordinator. Volunteering on an event committee is a great way to support and get to know Kinship Partners, especially if you don’t think volunteering as a mentor is right for you at this time.

Find out more about joining one of our event committees by contacting Kinship at 218.829.4606 or via email at