2018 Kids Chef Event

2018 Kids Chef Event

Date and Location

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America 
3:00-9:00 pm

Kids are to be dropped off 3:00 pm to prepare food for the tasting event starting at 6:00 pm. Event will end at 9:00 pm.

Experience the Twin Cities kids culinary event of the year with the 2018 Kids Chef Event! Enjoy delicious food tastings from various teams of 10 kid chefs lead by local notable chefs! All proceeds benefit Pinky Swear Foundation to help kids with cancer and their families.

Participants of the event will be made up of kids, ages 5-18, on teams of 10 with 1 (or more) All Star per team. Chefs from notable eateries such as Manny’s, Pittsburgh Blue and other high-end restaurants in the metro area, will serve as team captains to guide the participants in making dishes to be served at the tasting portion of the event later in the evening. Each team will also be accompanied by two or more parent or adult helpers/chaperones.

The kids will be responsible for working with the chefs from 3:00-6:00 pm in preparing, cooking and then plating the food for all guests that attend the tasting.

The tasting portion of the event (6:00-8:00 pm) will offer event guests the opportunity to visit each of the team stations and taste each item (entrée, vegetable, starch). Guests will be asked to rank the teams later (or vote for one winner). Drinks will also be served.


It is going to be a fantastic and delicious evening - so come hungry!

Each kid that is participating will be asked to raise $200. Reaching that goal will get them a place on a team plus 2 tickets to the tasting event.

Everyone has the opportunity to help raise funds to support families and help Pinky Swear Foundation pay mortgages, rent, provide groceries, make car payments, and provide unique experiences that help make daily life for these families a little easier. Fundraise in the spirit of a child who is battling cancer.

What is a Pinky Swear All-Star?

Kids with cancer demonstrate courage, patience and resilience every day. We call them All-Stars!

When you register and fundraise for Pinky Swear, you can earn prizes!

The more you raise, the higher value prize you can earn. Challenge yourself to raise at least $200 by December 31 and you will have a choice of branded Pinky Swear swag and cool gear. You can also win the very special Pinky Swear Keeper Award for recruiting the most fundraisers to your team, along with an invitation for your whole team to the celebration party.