ICA Press Release
February 9 ,2016
Minnetonka, Minnesota (February 9, 2016) – In the fourth annual Sizzle for a Cause, local chefs from five of the Lake Minnetonka area’s best restaurants will come together to battle it out in a Chopped-style cooking competition. The winner takes home bragging rights as well as the coveted Golden Cleaver. “The Sizzle for a Cause event brings the community together for great food, fun entertainment and a great cause. All proceeds go to ICA Food Shelf to help our community members in need.” - Peg Keenan, Executive Director of ICA Food Shelf
How does it work? Each chef will prepare a dish featuring a surprise secret ingredient, as well as pantry staples. Last year’s chefs were surprised with Spam. Who knows what this year’s surprise ingredient will be! Local celebrity judges include Paul Douglas, Meteorologist; Belinda Jensen, Meteorologist; and Ross Sveback, lifestyle expert. They will taste test each dish to determine which is best and crown the winner.
Restaurants for this year’s competition include two-time reigning champ Jake O’Connor’s, Cast & Cru, Coalition, Kowalski’s, and Spasso. Spectators will watch the action while enjoying appetizers from the participating restaurants. Dessert will also be provided, and a cash bar is available.
This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Kowalski’s and the event space was donated by Cast & Cru Restaurant at the Old Log Theatre. Gold sponsors are Synergy Products and Lux. “Supporting the community is important to us and we couldn’t be happier to host the 2016 event at Cast & Cru.” – Marissa Frankenfield, Owner of Cast & Cru and the Old Log Theatre
If you love great food, fun times, and your local community, you don’t want to miss this sizzling hot event! The showdown will take place the evening of Thursday, February 25, at Cast & Cru Restaurant at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior. Purchase tickets at icasizzle2016.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit ICA Food Shelf.