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
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.
- Gabby’s Got This [FB]
- Gabby’s Direct Donation Page [GFM]
- All Travail Coverage [ETC]