Sizzle for a Cause

 The 6th Annual Cooking Competition Sizzle for a Cause, to Benefit ICA Food Shelf, will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Lafayette Club, Minnetonka Beach.

Minnetonka, Minnesota– In the 6th 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.  

How does it work? Each chef will prepare a dish featuring a surprise secret ingredient, as well as pantry staples and a select protein. Last year’s chefs were surprised with celery root! Who knows what this year’s surprise ingredient will be?! Local celebrity judges Sue Zelickson (Minnesota Monthly Magazine Food Columnist and Influencer) Jill Holter (Lakewinds Co-op Author, Organic Foodie Blogger) and Anne Spaeth (Lynhall Owner-Operator) will taste each dish to determine which is best and crown the winner.

This year’s presenting sponsor is Michael Foods. 

Chefs for this year’s competitors include; The District, Baja Haus, Jake O’Connors, Joey Nova’s and The Lafayette Club. Spectators will watch the action while enjoying appetizers from the participating restaurants. Dessert will also be provided by Joey Nova’s. CASH BAR.

The showdown will take place at the Lafayette Club, Minnetonka Beach, February 22nd from 6:30-9:00. Tickets can be purchased in advance for general admission at $50.00 or at the door for $60.00. However, the VIP $100 admission gets guests a ticket to the pre-party event hosted by Chef Eli Wollenzien, of Coalition and Red Sauce Rebellion in Excelsior. Wollenzien will prepare a few of his favorite apps as well as complimentary champagne for these VIP guests.

If you love great food, fun times and supporting your local community, you don’t want to miss this sizzling hot event!

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 All proceeds benefit ICA Food Shelf.

 Contact:  Marly Ramstad: 612.419.2379,


About ICA Food Shelf

ICA Food Shelf serves the communities of Minnetonka, Hopkins, Excelsior, Deephaven, Woodland, Greenwood, and Shorewood and is a social services agency offering food, financial assistance, and employment assistance to families in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.

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