Speaker Luncheon: Farm To Table
Name: Speaker Luncheon: Farm To Table
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Are you a Foodie?
Are you interested in a inside look at the partnership between our local organic farmers and area restaurants?
Heidi Hensel Heiland (Triple H as her cowboy husband calls her) is the Chief Experience Officer for her landscape gardening company,
Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens (HLG), whose seeds were planted in 1979 at the age of 17. With help from her professional
team she creates award winning ecoscapes and nourishing encounters with nature for her customers by bringing them
holistic consultation, landscape design, installation and garden maintenance. In 2016, they opened GrowHaus, a garden
centre on a 5-acre footprint, which is a regenerative hub for growing, learning and thriving. Complete with greenhouses,
plant displays, workshop spaces and demonstration gardens, GrowHaus provides a destination for homeowners and homesteaders alike.
Bruce and Gwen Smith are Owners of Smith Farms, located in Greenfield, MN. Easy access from all areas. All veggies and jams available at the farm and various farm markets including The Wayzata Farmers Market coming to The Promenade this summer.
They grow large volumes of tomatoes, award winning pickling cucumbers, green beans, and corn [And many more varieties] available for canning and freezing. Gwen's Gourmet and Gwen's Harvest canned goods are also available seasonally!
Hay Creek Hotels announces the hiring of Ryan Lund as executive chef of Restaurant Nine Twenty-Five, opening in early Summer and located in The Hotel Landing, Wayzata. Under Lund’s leadership, the two-level restaurant will give hotel guests, Lake Minnetonka residents and surrounding communities a new option for an elegant casual restaurant experience.
Lund brings 11 years of executive chef experience to Restaurant Nine Twenty-Five. He worked at Kitchen Window Cooking School and Event Center as the executive chef for one year, as well as a decade at Lucia’s Restaurant and Bar in Uptown. During his time at Lucia’s, Lund was able to gain extensive experience with seasonal menu management and local sourcing. Lund’s additional culinary experience includes serving as the Event Chef at Fabulous Catering, and as a Line Cook at D’Amico & Sons. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter.
Don't miss our Panel discussion lead by :
Jason DeRusha, WCCO-TV Anchor
Jason DeRusha, filed his first report for WCCO-TV on April Fool’s Day in 2003. Since then, he’s earned nine Emmy Awards, his food coverage was a finalist for Outstanding TV Segment in the prestigious national James Beard Awards, the Jaycees named him one of the , and the city of Minneapolis proclaimed Sept. 21 “.” No fooling.
Today, Jason co-anchors WCCO This Morning weekdays from 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m., WCCO Mid-Morning from 9 to 10 a.m., and WCCO 4 News At Noon. He is also the station’s food reporter, producing “DeRusha Eats”.
While at WCCO, he was among the first television reporters on the scene and on-the-air at the Interstate 35W bridge collapse. He answered “Good Question” for 5½ years. In 2013, he was named one of the “40 under 40,” the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s .
Minnesota Monthly , writing, “If anyone understands where mass media is going … it’s DeRusha.”
Marquette University named him the .
Before coming to WCCO-TV, Jason spent three years as a reporter at WISN-TV in Milwaukee. Prior to that, he anchored the weekend news at KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa, reported for WREX-TV in Rockford, Ill. and interned at “ABC World News Tonight” in New York.
Jason’s been nominated for more than 20 Regional Emmy Awards, and he’s won Regional Emmys for Anchoring WCCO This Morning, for breaking news coverage, reporting his DeRusha Eats segment and the Good Question segment.
In the Twin Cities, Jason is a past-President of the Board of Governors of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He’s a frequent speaker and host for charity fundraisers.
He is a frequent fill-in host at WCCO Radio, and has been writing for Minnesota regional magazines since 2009. He’s currently the food critic for Minnesota Monthly. Jason’s a glass art collector, and he’s been a judge for the Uptown Art Fair. He’s also tried to blow a couple glass art pieces, with limited success.
Jason graduated from the Honors program at Marquette University with political science and broadcast communication degrees, magna cum laude. Jason lives in Maple Grove with his wife Alyssa (a Wayzata High graduate), and their sons Seth and Sam.