April 19, 2017

Hosts & Sponsors


Molly Broder

Owner of award-winning Broder's Cucina Italiano, Broder's Pasta Bar and Terzo VinoBar, sommelier.

Stephanie March

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine senior editor of food & dining, radio show host of The Weekly Dish on myTalk 107.1.

Jason Derusha

WCCO-TV anchor, food reporter for WCCO (DeRusha Eats) and local magazines, winner of nine Emmys and finalist for James Beard Award for food coverage.

Kathleen Murphy
& Norm Rickeman

Kathleen Murphy served as an Arboretum Foundation trustee for nine years and Norm Rickeman is the immediate past chair of the Minneapolis Foundation and on the advisory board for the Heller-Hurwicz Economic Institute at the University of Minnesota./p>

Esera Tuaolo

Former defensive tackle for the Vikings, inspirational speaker, singer, foodie.

Robyne Robinson

Arts and Culture Director of the Airport Foundation MSP Airport, award winning broadcast journalist, internationally known jewelry designer and art curator.

Sue Zelickson

Food journalist, James Beard Award winner for food coverage, founder of local food organization Women Who Cook.

Alex Roberts

2016 Featured Chef Taste & Toast, founder of Alma and Brasa, winner James Beard Best Chef Midwest.

Committee Hosts

  • Bridget Levin, Co-Chair
  • Gary Schokmiller, Co-Chair
  • Betsy & John Massie, Hosts
  • Chris & Annie O'Brien, Hosts
  • Jenny & Bob Verner, Hosts
  • Todd & Lisa Wagner, Hosts

Presenting Sponsors:


  • Jeannine Rivet & Warren Herreid II

Supporting Sponsor:

Media Partner: