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  Valley Outreach Programs  

Feed the Valley: Cook's Challenge 

Friday, November 3, 2017 at JX Event Venue in downtown Stillwater, Valley Outreach will hold its 4th Annual Feed the Valley Cook’s Challenge, an entertaining and mission-filled event to benefit the programs of Valley Outreach. Watch here for more details!

Guests will enjoy a fast-paced cooking competition using ingredients from the Valley Outreach food shelf, along with a delicious dinner catered by Lake Elmo Inn, lively Dessert Dash, Wine Pull game and unique live auction; all while raising money for the Valley Outreach food shelf, clothing closet and emergency assistance program.

Join us for the fun and help your Valley neighbors in need!

Valley Outreach Cook's Challenge
Friday, November 3, 2017
JX Event Venue
6:00pm – 9:30 pm
$75 per person

Feed the Valley Committee Members:

Lara Armstrong
Tracy Baglio
Laurie Dick
Trish Doede
Joyce Enright
Laura Fredericks
Kristin Kroll
Tracy Maki
Paul Mahoney
Peg Malanaphy
Lisa Ottem
Dolly Parker
Kathy Saltzman
Dorothy Stormont

Cook's Challenge 2016 Recap

Sponsor Information

Join us by becoming an event sponsor! As a Feed the Valley Cook's Challenge sponsor, your business will receive a variety of benefits, including event tickets and both print and online business promotion. Review the info on being a sponsor, and contact us via phone (651-342-5565) or email and we will follow up with you regarding your interest. Join us and together we can create a more vibrant community! 

Master Chef Sponsors:

Executive Chef Sponsors:

Wine Pull Sponsor:

Sous Chef Sponsors:

Pastry Chef Sponsors:

Ahola, Mack and Associates
Anastasi | Jellum 
Candyland - Stillwater
Eagle Valley Bank
Eckberg Lammers 
Edina Realty, Lynn VanOrsdale & Renee Campbell
Logistics Planning Servies 
Premier Bank
Stillwater Trolley 
Windmiller Distinctive Dentistry

Salad Chef Sponsors:

American Polywater
Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center
Lee Stoerzinger, Inc.
Merrill Lynch, Greg Krampe & Tim Stoddard
Reve 324, Inc.


Live Auction Preview

Colorado Vacation at The Cliff House

Enjoy one week (7 nights) at this spectacular and spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom mountain getaway for the vacation of a lifetime!

Situated on the mountainside in a beautiful private neighborhood near downtown Glenwood Springs, the Cliff House sleeps up to 12 people and features floor-to-ceiling windows with mesmerizing mountain and river views. The new state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen is inviting for preparing meals with your family and friends and the elegant adjoining dining room seats 10. In the media room on the lower level, enjoy a private screening of your favorite films on the 60" HDTV.

This unique property is conveniently located within a short drive to downtown and the area's most renowned attractions. The world-famous Hot Springs Pool, less than 2 miles away, the exciting mountain theme park, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, located just a mile away. The lively downtown, approximately within 2 miles away, has quality restaurants, historic bars, live entertainment and numerous shops.

During warmer months, outdoor activities are limitless; hiking, biking, white water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, fly fishing (miles of Gold Medal rivers), zip lining, paragliding, wildlife observing and golfing on many outstanding courses. Now you can see why Glenwood Springs was voted 'Most Fun Small Town in America' by USA Today in 2012. Leave your cares behind and getaway to this amazing mountainside luxury home, The Cliff House, for a vacation you will never forget!

Dates to be mutually agreed upon between donor and winning bidder. One week (7 nights) may be chosen between the dates of November 2017 - December 31, 2017 and April 15, 2018 - December 31, 2018. Please contact donor within one month of auction for best availability.

More details and images at on AirBNB.

Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres Behind-the-Scenes + Meet and Greet
 Calling all hockey fans! Minnesota native Phil Housley enjoyed an illustrious 21-year playing career, scoring 338 goals and 1,232 points in 1,495 games, landing him in the Hockey Hall of Fame. This season he began his next challenge as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. On Thursday, January 4, 2018 four lucky fans will get behind-the-scenes with Coach Housley when the Sabres play the MN Wild.

Start your day as a VIP with special access to watch the Sabres’ morning practice at the Xcel Engery Center then return in the evening to four premium seats for the 7:00 pm puck drop when the Sabres take on the MN Wild. After the game earn huge bragging rites when you meet Coach Housley for game talk, photos and to receive a signed Sabres Winter Classic jersey.

Whether you root for the home team or the hometown boy, bring your love of hockey and your VIP swagger.


  • Access to the Sabres morning practice at the Xcel Energy Center

  • (4) premium tickets to the Wild versus the Buffalo Sabres, January 4, 2018

  • Post game meet & greet with Head Coach Phil Housley

  • Signed Sabres Winter Classic jersey (The Sabres play in the Winter Classic outdoors in NYC on January 1st)

In-home Authentic Spanish & Portuguese Dinner for 8

Our favorite chef, Paul Mahoney, has just returned from an epicurean adventure to Spain and Portugal and wants to bring his experiences to you! Chef Paul, Owner at Taste! will share travel stories, insider secrets and lots of laughter while preparing and serving an authentic dinner for eight comprised of some of his favorite dishes from his trip. If Iberian Peninsula cuisine isn’t your style, work with Chef Paul on the menu of your choosing. Either way, this will be a dinner to remember. Sip, dine and enjoy authentic creations with Chef Paul!

Date to be mutually agreed upon between donor and winning bidder and must take place by October 15, 2018. Holiday dates not available.


- Custom menu planning and grocery shopping

- Four-course dinner with wine for 8 people

- Preparation, clean-up and fun!

The Velveteen VIP Party for 8

The Velveteen speakeasy opened to rave reviews and lucky patrons are buzzing about the sophisticated craft cocktails, delectable small bites and luxurious decor. Now you can “follow the rabbit” through the secret entrance into a VIP party for 8

Have a great night out with friends in the middle of the action at your reserved table. Be treated like a VIP with a dedicated server and priority bar service to enjoy three small plate courses paired with signature and classic cocktails. The table is yours until closing so step back in time and slow down. With a more than 2 hour wait time on weekends, clearly The Velveteen offers an exclusive experience.

Date to be mutually agreed upon between winning bidder and The Velveteen management and occur by October 15, 2018. Excludes holiday weekends.

Package for 8 people includes:

  •  VIP reserved table
  • Three rounds of drinks, starting with prosecco. Rounds two and three are signature or classic cocktails of choice from their creative menu.
  • Three small plate courses paired throughout. Two courses include appetizer selections selected by management. You will finish with desserts.
  •  Dedicated waiter
  • Priority bar service

Dessert Dash

Do you want a delicious dessert at the Feed the Valley Cook’s Challenge? Combine bids with your tablemates to claim one of the delectable choices available during our Dessert Dash!

To play, simply complete the Dessert Dash bid card at your table. The table with the largest combined bid gets first chance at dashing to the dessert table and picking the dessert of their choice! A variety of confections, from rich chocolate cakes to light lemon tortes, have been generously donated by professional bakeries and restaurants and will await your pleasure. The action continues as the next highest bidding table is called and so on until all desserts have been chosen. It’s a fun and exciting race for the best dessert while raising money for Valley Outreach programs.


Valley Outreach is a bridge between the crisis of the moment and the solution of the future. We help our St. Croix Valley neighbors in need of food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, and other support while respecting their individual dignity and offering them encouragement and hope.

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