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Dine for a Good Cause with 10 Locally Renowned Chefs at Twin Cities Table

Local chefs join hands for Open Arms


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Foodies and philanthropists alike, take note: Minnesota Monthly is bringing together delicious dishes and charity in a big way, so grab a seat at the Twin Cities Table event.

Ten of the Cities’ top chefs (JP Samuelson of Red Stag Supper Club, Lucas Almendinger of the Third Bird, and Marshall Paulsen of Birchwood Café among them) will work as teams of two during the last week of January to create custom dinner menus to benefit Open Arms of Minnesota. This nonprofit organization prepares and delivers free meals made to meet the nutrition needs of those living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and ALS.

Each four-course dinner will include dessert and expert wine pairings, and will be served at Open Arms’ gorgeous new headquarters in south minneapolis. See below for a complete listing of dates and chefs, and go to MNMO.com/TwinCitiesTable to purchase tickets.

Monday, January 26
Asei Tendle
Executive Chef, Open Arms of Minnesota
Jim Kyndberg
Executive Chef, FireLake Grill House

Tuesday, January 27
Philip Dorwart
Executive Chef, Create Catering
Mike Rakun
Executive Chef, Marin

Wednesday, January 28
Derik Moran
Executive Chef, Dakota Restaurant & Jazz Club
Jonathan Hunt
Executive Chef, al Vento

Thursday, January 29
JP Samuelson
Executive Chef, Red Stag Supperclub
Lucas Almendinger
Executive Chef, The Third Bird

Friday, January 30
Donald Gonzalez
Executive Chef, Forepaugh's
Marshall Paulsen
Executive Chef, Birchwood Café

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