If you’re in the Twin Cities Metro area, or the Midwest, yes I do events. Reading about exciting ingredients and technique is one thing, but it’s a completely different experience for me to personally interact with guests. They can take a number of forms, but are usually fall in the following categories:
Wild Food Speaking Engagements, Plant Walks & Talks and Mushroom Hunts
Generally focused on mushroom or plant identification of the Midwest, small groups under 15 people are typically best for more one-on-one time with guests, but I have combined them with larger speaking engagements in auditorium settings before or after a plant walk or cooking demonstration.
Have you purchased some land or have some in the family? Interested in finding out what’s growing there that you can harvest and enjoy? I may be able to help.
Are you a wild food author, chef or looking for a place to host a collaborative dinner or book release event? I can help point you in the right direction, find an event space, rent a kitchen, or help you spread the word about your new book or publication.
Private/Custom/Charity or Auction Dinners
I’ve coordinated things for groups as small as 4, and for as large as a couple hundred. The more notice I have for planning the better, generally 1-2 weeks of notice can work, but looking ahead a few months in advance can create truly special, custom experiences. I have access to ingredients and wholesale suppliers, and can generally source just about anything with enough notice. Like the food on this website, many of the ingredients are things that have taken years of research to hunt and or identify and may not be available anywhere else.
General Restaurant Consulting
Are you a chef or restaurant owner/manager? Does your menu need help? FOH or BOH staff need training? Need a new expediting system? Don’t know where or how to contact the best local food sources or develop systems and an ethical supply chain? I’ve been through openings, closings, and everything in between.
Know that events and work like this are based around my restaurant schedule, but If I can’t help you I probably know someone who can in the area who can.
Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.