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Local Chefs Band Together to Join a Little Girl In a Fight Against Cancer - Updated

Gabby’s Got This is getting a boost from Travail, Gavin Kaysen, Tim McKee, and more

The three chefs embrace and smile to the camera
Travail’s chef owners are calling in a few friends to throw an epic fundraiser for a special kid
Stephanie A. Meyer/Eater Twin Cities

For one special night a whole collective of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s boldest chefs are gathering in one place to raise money to help a special little girl battle cancer. Gabby’s Got This Benefit Party is being hosted inside Travail’s Minneapolis residency on Hennepin Avenue on Sunday July 21, from 4 to 8 pm. When they put out the call for help, local notable hospitalitarians lined up for the opportunity to pitch in. Chefs in attendance, in addition to the Travail collective led by Mike Brown, James Winberg, and Bob Gerken, will include Tim Mckee of OCTO fishbar, Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable, Ann Kim of Young Joni, Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma, and so many more.

Tickets are $125 each and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Gabby and her family. Gabriella was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on Friday, October 12th. Her parents are Matt and Heidi Brown. Matt is the chef/owner of Estelle’s in Harmony, Minnesota. He’s also brother to Mike and Dave Brown, of Travail.

Here’s the full list of chefs and restaurants who have signed on to the event so far:

Christina Nguyen and Birk Grudem of Hola Arepa and Hai Hai

Tim Mckee of OCTO fishbar

Stephen Hess and Tyge Nelson of Pajarito STP

Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable

Ann Kim of Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza

Doug Flicker of Bull’s Horn and Sandcastle

Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone of Revival, Corner Table, and In Bloom,

John Ng and Lina Goh of Zen Box Izakaya

The Bachelor Farmer

The Lynhall

Eric Strait of Foxy Falafel

Jorge Guzman of La Crosse Distilling all the way from La Crosse, Wisconsin

Erick Harcey of Willard’s in coming in from Cambridge, MN

Marshall Paulsen of The Birchwood Cafe

Lucas Almendinger of Elephant Bar

Matt Bickford of Icehouse

Jack Riebel of The Lexington

Carrie McCabe-Johnston of Nightingale

Erik Sather of Lowry Hill Meats

Dulcé Monterrubio of Dulcería Bakery

Nick Kosevich of Bittercube

Jesse Held of Earl Giles

Bent Paddle Brewing out of Duluth

Mike Phillips has donated a meaty auction item from Red Table Meat

Noted sommelier Bill Summerville

Plus, Andrew Zimmern has donated an experience for the silent auction.

The cost of the ticket includes all food and beverage from this star studded lineup.

Travail Kitchen and Amusements

4134 Hubbard Avenue North, , MN 55422 (763) 535-1131 Visit Website