Join Us

5:30PM - 10:00PM

Enjoy gourmet small plates from local chefs, auction items, wine and cocktails, and a comedy performance.


What does food mean to you? For many, it means joy, energy, community. Dancing in the kitchen. Passing full plates. But the truth is, 1 in 11 Minnesotans does not always have enough money to buy needed food.

Dish: Cuisine for Change, Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, brings the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger in our local communities. Join us to ensure that plates throughout our community are abundant and full.






This one-of-a-kind event features gourmet cuisine from more than 20 local chefs, wine and cocktail tastings, hundreds of fantastic auction items and plenty of time to mix and mingle before the program begins. The evening closes with a featured performance from Kathleen Madigan! 


Featuring Dish Entertainer,
Kathleen Madigan! 

For 29 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From 25 appearances on the Tonight Show and multiple appearances on Letterman and Conan to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his internet series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country. We’re excited to hear what she’ll share with us at Dish!

And featuring Dish Emcee,
Jason DeRusha! 

We're excited to have WCCO 4 News anchor with us as an emcee this year. Jason co-anchors WCCO 4 News This Morning and the Mid-Morning Show each weekday. Jason has been nominated for 20 Regional Emmy Awards and he's earned eight Emmy awards. His "DeRusha Eats" segments has been nominated for the 2015 James Beard Award in Broadcast Media. He's also passionate about hunger relief, and we're happy to share the evening with him.


Come together and take a seat at our table to help us fill the plates of every neighbor in the heartland.

We hope you’ll join us.