Pinky Swear Kids Chef Event

2020 Pinky Swear Kids Chef Event

Experience the Twin Cities' Kids Culinary Event of the Year!

Date and Location

Sunday, February 23, 2020


Radisson Blu - Mall of America
​2100 Killebrew Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55425


Pinky Swear Foundation's Kids Chef event is a fun and unique opportunity for youth, ages 5 - 18, to learn about and practice proper culinary techniques from a highly trained chef while supporting kids with cancer and their families. Youth will get the chance to interact with Pinky Swear All-Stars and learn about the Pinky Swear mission all while raising money to support kids with cancer and their families. On top of all of that, they are competing against 14 other teams to create the best meal voted on by the audience in a friendly cooking competition!

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 Kids Chef event is open to youth of all ages - as long as you fundraise a minimum of $200 to participate! Fundraising $200 will also provide you with two tickets to the event so parents/guardians/friends can come experience delicious cuisine prepared by dedicated youth and local chefs.

There will be an opportunity to purchase additional tickets coming soon. 


2:00pm | Registration Opens, Radisson Blu, Outside of Ballroom
3:00pm | Registration Closes, Radisson Blu, Outside of Ballroom
3:00pm | Safety talk and Food Prep Begins
4:30pm | Meal cooking and participant meal
5:30pm | Meal plating and serving to event guests – Program Begins
7:15pm | Event winner is crowned
7:30pm | Event ends


Parking: Parking is available anywhere at the MOA. However, the East Parking ramp and surface lot would be most convenient and The Radisson Blu also offers valet parking for $10.

Food: Dinner is included for participants, and ticketed guests. All dietary restrictions will be accommodated with advance notice.

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