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FINNEGANS Brew Co to Partner with Minnesota Foodshare in the FINNEGANS Chef Food Fight

Via a March 1 Press Release from FINNEGANS:


WHO: FINNEGANS Brew Co. and Minnesota FoodShare are bringing together local restaurants and chefs from around the Twin Cities for a friendly cooking competition. Participants include:
● Bennett's Chop and Railhouse - Chef Joe Bennett
● The Local - Chef Vincent Francoual
● Green Mill (Uptown, Lakeville, Eagan and Albert Lee)- Chefs Eric Heidelberger, Sammy Gonzalez, Danielle Puhle, Derek Oakland
● Le Town Talk Diner - Chef Ozzy Amelotti
● Pat’s Tap and the Red Stag- David Robinson (Pat’s Tap), Chefs Brian Krouch & Andrew Erenst (Red Stag)
● The Minneapolis Club - Chef Hakan Lundberg
● FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar (MOA and Downtown Mpls) Chefs Dinesh Jayawardena and Jim Kyndberg
● Jake O’Connors and O’Donovan’s- Chris Oxley

WHAT: Together, FINNEGANS and Minnesota FoodShare aim to raise funds and awareness around hunger in Minnesota during the MN FoodShare March Campaign and to drive traffic to participating restaurants via social media and food blog engagement.

Chefs are invited to develop a menu item using FINNEGANS beer (the Irish Amber, Dead Irish Poet Stout, or the Hoppy Shepherd) and sell it on their menus for the month of March. Each establishment will decide the donation amount per menu item sold and customers will be asked to vote via social media for their favorite dish.

Jason DeRusha is the honorary chair of the MN FoodShare March Campaign and he will be supporting this promo with social media and TV. The winning chef will be announced by Jason DeRusha on WCCO Midmorning and receive a weekend stay at the Chase Hotel in Walker, MN. All participating chefs will receive a FINNEGANS prize pack and case of beer.

WHEN: Online voting will open to the public on March 1st and the four dishes with the most likes by March 7th will be invited to appear on the March 11th WCCO Midmorning show with Jason DeRusha. Voting will continue through the entire month of March. The Chef/dish with the most votes along with our total donation raised from all locations will be announced on WCCO in April.

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