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From Stage to Party

What would we have done without the talented ProStart teams from the award-winning Elk River and Sauk Rapids-Rice high schools? These student chefs, along with St. Paul College culinary students, whipped up an eclectic spread that wowed the food-centric crowd. Open Arms, the beneficiary of the proceeds of the Charlies, showed its support via a team of its talented chefs. Students from Cookie Cart handed out their logo’d homemade cookies as well. THANK YOU ALL. 


Mixed in with our Afterparty pics are a few remaining shots of our presenters: 

Parasole CEO Phil Roberts and Dennis Monroe of Monroe Moxness Berg, who presented the Outstanding Entertainment Venue award

Chris Mumm of Monroe Moxness Berg and Jay and Sandy Boss Febbo of Bang Brewing, who handed out the Best Brewery plate

Last year’s winner Lachelle Cunningham and Open Arms Lisa Lane lauded the Community Hero

Last year’s Outstanding Pastry Chef Emily Marks and  Performance’s Richard Fisher

Enjoying the fruits of their hard work are Nathan Sartain and Mise en Place’s Pat Weber, who coordinated the entire afterparty from menu to logistics, pictured here with Dana Fontaine and Michelle Courtright

FSN’s Laura Michaels and Swanson Meat’s Mark Mann Jr handed out a brand new award for Outstanding Catering

5Watt Coffee crew

Community Hero Finalist Rose McGee (3rd from left) and just some of her cheerleaders

Mucci’s Tim Niver and Jamie Bundul of Sysco, who passed on the award for Outstanding Service to another great restaurant.

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