1911 Curve Crest Blvd. West
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
651-430-2739 - info@valleyoutreachmn.org

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Online registration for Feed the Valley Cook's Challenge is now closed but we are still accepting registrations via phone. Call 651-430-2739 to join us and help fill the plates of valley neighbors in need.

Sponsorship Information

Live Auction Information

Special Appeal

Dessert Dash
Wine Pull



Feed the Valley: Cook's Challenge

On October 24, 2014, Valley Outreach will hold its 1st Annual Feed the Valley Cook's Challenge, an entertaining and mission-filled event to benefit the programs of Valley Outreach. 

Held at the Grand Ballroom in Stillwater, the Cook's Challenge will include a spirited competition between Twin Cities culinary arts students using ingredients, fresh and canned, from the Valley Outreach Food Shelf. Cooks of Crocus Hill Owner, Karl Benson, will serve as commentator while expert chefs judge the teams.

Throughout the evening guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, lively Dessert Dash, 100-bottle Wine Pull and unique live auction; all while raising money for the Valley Outreach food shelf, clothing closet and emergency assistance program. Join us for the fun and help your Valley neighbors in need.

Valley Outreach Cook's Challenge
Friday, October 24, 2014
Grand Ballroom
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$75 per person

Live Auction Information

Bid on these exciting and unique experiences in our Live Auction! 

Tree Fort Dinner Party

Generously donated by: Andy & Patsy Rollwagen and Dave &  Jenifer Carpenter

Who says tree houses are just for kids? Invite five friends to an unforgettable dinner in the tree-tops. Your party will take place in a 400 square foot tree house, nestled between two majestic Pines, and complete with fire pit, spiral staircase and a stunning view of the St. Croix River. Recline in swinging wooden seats, watch paddlewheel boats glide down the river and enjoy great food and conversation by candlelight. Come prepared for an adventurous and truly unique experience!

Date to be mutually agreed upon between donor and winner. Expires October 15, 2015.

Vikings vs. Bears On-field Experience

Generously donated by:  The Minnesota Vikings and The Beacon Public House

Are you ready for some football?! Two fans will get up close and personal with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears using pre-game on-field passes for the Sunday, December 28th game at ‘The Bank’.  Snap photos and watch the teams warm-up from the turf, then find your seats for kick-off to cheer the Vikes to victory.

This package includes a $100 gift card to University area gastropub The Beacon Public House. Get your pre-game fill or celebrate the win afterwards. Go Vikings!

In-home Chef's Dinner for Eight

Generously donated by: Chef Paul Mahoney

Sit back and enjoy your own dinner party! Professional Chef Paul Mahoney will plan the menu, shop and prepare a special four-course dinner for up to eight guests in the winning bidder’s home. Chef Paul, Owner of Taste! LLC, specializes in in-home dinner parties and cooking classes. Throughout the party he will share tips, stories and laughter with you and your guests while preparing and serving a delicious dinner. Relax, dine and enjoy.

Dinner date to be mutually agreed upon between donor and winning bidder and must take place by October 15, 2015. Holiday dates not available.

Out on the Town in the City of Lakes

Generously donated by: Radisson Blu, FireLake! Restaurant and Guthrie Theater

Get ready for an upscale night on the town in our own City of Lakes, Minneapolis. Enjoy dinner at Hennepin Avenue hot spot Marin Restaurant and Bar, catch a performance at the world renowned Guthrie Theater, spend the night at the new and luxurious Radisson Blu downtown and sip your coffee the next morning, remembering it all, during breakfast at FireLake! Restaurant. Grab your best date and make some memories in the city.

Wine and Cheese with the Professionals

Generously donated by: Keith and Stacy Meyer, Domicin, Wedge & Wheel and Liftbridge Loft

Have you always dreamed of being a Sommelier? Does the thought of a perfectly aged sheep milk bleu get your mouth watering? Spend the evening at this wine and cheese event and make your dreams come true. Ten guests will spend an evening at the beautiful Liftbridge Loft with wine expert Ethan Gilmore from Domicin and Cheesemonger Chris Kohtz of Wedge & Wheel while they pair interesting wines with delicious cheese. Experience the height of sophisticated consumption.

Date to be mutually agreed upon between donors and winning bidder.

North Shore Weekend

Generously donated by: Louise Engwer, Ted and Kathy Saltzman, Kowalski's Market and The Glensheen Mansion.

Relax and reconnect during a romantic weekend for two at Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Cozy up to the fireplace in your one-bedroom lake view suite, explore trials right outside your door or enjoy a bonfire on the pebble beach.

Situated on sixty wooded acres, Superior Shores Resort boasts over a mile of Lake Superior coastline, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, hiking and cross country ski trails, an 18-hole golf course, restaurant and access to snowmobile trails.

This package includes a two-night stay at Superior Shores, $100 gift card to Kamloops Restaurant, a gourmet wine and chocolate basket from Kowalski's and two passes to the historic Glensheen Mansion. Date to be mutually agreed upon between donor and winner.

Special Appeal

During the Special Appeal, guests will have the opportunity to raise their bid paddles high and make a direct donation to support the Valley Outreach. Our goal is to raise enough money to fund the food shelf from November 1st through December 31st, providing food to approximately 1,000 families. Please give generously to help fill the plate and help our Valley neighbors in need.


This event plays a crucial role in meeting the needs down the block, around the corner - anywhere in our community. 

Demonstrate your community commitment by signing on at one of our sponsorship giving levels.

Feed the Valley Sponsorship Information - Fillable form to return via email

Feed the Valley Sponsorship Information - Print form to complete by hand and mail in

Feed the Valley Sponsors:

Executive Chef Sponsor


Sous Chef Sponsor -


Salad Chef Sponsor -


General Event Sponsor -

Wine Pull

Play our 100-bottle Wine Pull where every ticket is a winner! Wine pull tickets may be purchased with cash or check at the price of $10 for one ticket, or $25 for three tickets. After your purchase, you will draw a numbered cork and win a bottle of wine that corresponds with that number. Every bottle is worth at least $10 and some are worth $50 or more. Play and win!

Dessert Dash: Cakes, Tortes, Pies, OH MY!

Do you want a delicious dessert at the Feed the Valley Cook's Challenge? Combine bids with your tablemates to claim one of the delectable choices available during our Dessert Dash!

To play, simply complete the Dessert Dash bid card at your table. The table with the largest combined bid gets first chance at dashing to the dessert table and picking the dessert of their choice! A variety of confections, from rich chocolate cakes to light lemon tortes, have been generously donated by professional bakeries and restaurants and will await your pleasure. 

The action continues as the next highest bidding table is called and so on until all desserts have been chosen. It's a fun and exciting race for the best dessert while raising money for Valley Outreach programs.


Valley Outreach is a bridge between the crisis of the moment and the solution of the future. We help our St. Croix Valley neighbors in need of food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, and other support while respecting their individual dignity and offering them encouragement and hope.

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