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Classes, Foraging and Special Events

Mike Kempenich, is a seasoned mushroom hunter with 40 years of experience in the field and a past certified wild mushroom identification instructor at both the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin Extensions. His expertise and experience as a past instructor at both universities make him one of the most qualified and respected instructors in the industry.


Our classes will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the various types of wild mushrooms, their identification, harvesting and culinary applications. You will also learn from Mike's valuable insights and tips from his extensive experience in the field. Join us and gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to safely and successfully forage for wild mushrooms under the guidance of a true expert.

Maybe you just aren’t a “woods person” --- and that’s OK. You can still come to one of our Forager’s Dinners! Award winning chefs creating spectacular 5-course menus that are unique to Gentleman Forager. You just won’t find such creatively wild menus anywhere else. We often add an experiential component or live music and I promise they are a ton of fun and a great chance to have a private dining experience and meet new and interesting people like yourself!

Upcoming Events & Classes

  • Morel Hootenanny
    Fri, May 19
    May 19, 5:00 PM – May 21, 11:00 AM
    Peterson, Peterson, MN 55962, USA
    Morels, Food, Music, Fishing and Camping!
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