Kinship Partners Taste of the Lakes

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Name: Kinship Partners Taste of the Lakes
Date: November 12, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST
Event Description:

Taste of the Lakes Is Back!

The 33rd annual Kinship Partners Taste of the Lakes fundraiser will be held Friday, November 12th in the Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.

This event will be a fun evening comprised of some of your favorites – wine, beer and spirit tastings; silent and live auctions; live music; and, of course, incredible food prepared for you by an impressive array of local chefs.  Awards will be presented by a celebrity judge for Best Starter, Best Entrée, and Best Dessert while YOU get to vote for the highly coveted People’s Choice award!

Congrats to our 2019 event winners:

Best Starter:  Chef Derek Hyatt from Bar Harbor Supper Club for their Grilled Naan Bread Lobster Rolls.

Best Entrée: Chef Shane Moore from Grand View Lodge for their Sous Vide Scallops with Truffle Gnocchi.

Best Dessert: Chef Sarah Martz from Heartwood Senior Living Center for their Banana’s Foster Crème Brûlée.

People’s Choice Award: Chef Paul Fitzpatrick, Main Street Ale House for their Pastrami Short Rib, with Warm Fingerling Potato Salad, Whole Grain Mustard Demi Glace.

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, Crosby, and Staples; Kinship Partners serves area families by providing positive role models to kids ages of 5 to 14.  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.

Event Media:
Gull Lake Center - Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa 
Date/Time Information:
Friday, November 12th
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for wine/beer/spirit tastings, live music and silent auction
Chef tastings begin at 7 p.m.
Brief program around 8:15 p.m.
Contact Information:
Tracy Dresnin - Events & Marketing Specialist
**Tickets available for general sale on Friday, September 17th**
Tickets $75/person or $750/table of 10.  Order online at

Silent auction open to general public beginning Friday, November 5th.

Sponsorships available.  Please contact for more information.