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Mike Kempenich

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mike@gentlemanforager.com

www.gentlemanforager.com

 

Gentleman Forager Launches EATS: A Wildly Unique Outdoor Kitchen Catering Service

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 26, 2021 – Gentleman Forager is pleased to announce its new catering service aimed at accommodating large events. Gentleman Forager EATS is a new crave-worthy outdoor kitchen run by veteran Twin Cities Chef Taylor O’Brien, and an impressive multitude of weekly guest chef pop-ups. The ever-changing menu—from mouthwatering meats and vegetarian shawarma to morel mushrooms on a stick—is all expertly prepared using wild and wildly delicious ingredients.

 

“Running a kitchen, especially a workspace as complicated as a pop-up outdoor grill, is incredibly hard. There are so many additional tasks and a mountain of challenges that a chef must overcome,” said Gentleman Forager President Mike Kempenich. “And that’s exactly why we hired Chef Taylor. The guy is confident, creative and extremely dedicated to his craft. He is hardworking with an upbeat vibe, and we are excited to have him command this ship.”

 

“I am humbled and thankful about starting this new chapter in my culinary escapades,” said O’Brien. “The style of the kitchen, the freedom of the menu, the outdoor environment, the challenging non-traditional equipment, the unique foods—all of it—Is very exciting.”

 

O’Brien has many years of experience in the culinary arts working for iconic restaurants such as Manny’s Steakhouse, Barbette, Butcher and the Boar, The Sample Room, Oxcart Alehouse and more. Along his journey, he has picked up a lot of knowledge, so much that he has created a journal containing more than 400 delectable, lip-smacking, satisfying recipes. O’Brien is now eager to deliver his food creations to hungry crowds via Gentleman Forager EATS. Such recipes could include: Porcini Crusted Filet Mignon, a premium steak cut rolled in a kosher salt, cracked pepper and porcini mushroom spice blend; Morels on a Stick, professionally skewered morel mushrooms grilled tender; and much more.

 

“I love being a chef because excellent food makes people happy and comfortable. Big smiles from blissful guests intoxicates me with feelings of contentment I've never experienced elsewhere.” said Taylor. “This is going to be a lot of fun. Wild ingredients breed wild ideas to meld into my recipes. The delicious food we dish out is sure to impress. Please come check us out, we’d love to serve you.”

 

Gentleman Forager EATS will debut its new catering service at Hook & Ladder Theater’s 2021 urban outdoors summer concert series called Under The Canopy. The outdoor kitchen will cater every concert in the series. The food stand will be easily and conveniently accessible for those looking for a full meal, appetizer or snack while attending any of the shows which will run weekends from May 1st through early October in downtown Minneapolis. Learn more at: www.thehookmpls.com.

 

Gentleman Forager is a wild food themed company focusing on “All Things Foraging.” They harvest, sell, innovate, entertain, teach and promote—working only with wild or wildly unique farmed foods. Learn more at: www.gentlemanforager.com.

 

ABOUT GENTLEMAN FORAGER

For more than a decade, Gentleman Forager (GF) has been building a recognized, and respected brand in the wild food industry. Their mission is to revolutionize the way mushrooms, and other wild foods, are integrated into consumers lifestyles. Foraging for wild mushrooms in remote forests, as well as cultivating exotic, specialty mushrooms is how the business got its start. The company also focuses on guiding wild mushroom-hunt outings and teaching wild mushroom identification courses. GF often collaborates with food-industry businesses to develop delicious creations and menu items using wild and wildly unique ingredients. They enjoy endorsing fun and interesting people, places, things and activities by creating and sharing engaging articles, videos and social media content. Hosting fun events, running an outdoor catering service, and selling their unique products and services with a smile is what they do.

Mike Kempenich—also known as “The Gentleman Forager”—is the company owner and President. He is an exotic mushroom cultivator, forager, instructor and wild foods distributor from Minneapolis Minnesota, sometimes described as a leader in the locavore dining, wild foraging, and vertical urban-farming movements. Kempenich is also the founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a retail company called Forest To Fork, which specializes in specialty mushroom cultivation and retail sales of mushrooms and other wild food products. His companies are dedicated to propagating top-quality specialty products; delivering excellent customer service; practicing sustainable and organic production techniques; and supporting commercial foragers, farmers and cultivators. Learn more at: www.gentlemanforager.com and www.forest-fork.com.

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Press Contact:

Mike Kempenich

763-350-4811

mike@gentlemanforager.com

www.gentlemanforager.com

 

Gentleman Forager Will Debut Its EATS Outdoor Kitchen at Hook & Ladder’s 2021 Outdoors Summer Concert Series: Under The Canopy

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 26, 2021 – Gentleman Forager EATS signed on with the non-profit Firehouse Performing Arts Center (FPAC) and its Hook & Ladder Theater to debut their new catering service at their 2021 urban outdoors summer concert series called Under The Canopy. The outdoor kitchen will cater every concert in the series. The food stand will be easily and conveniently accessible for those looking for a full meal, appetizer or snack while attending any of the shows. The concert series will run weekends from May 1st through early October in downtown Minneapolis.

 

Gentleman Forager EATS is a new crave-worthy outdoor kitchen run by veteran Twin Cities Chef Taylor O’Brien, and an impressive multitude of weekly guest chef pop-ups. The ever-changing menu—from mouthwatering meats and vegetarian shawarma to morel mushrooms on a stick—is all expertly prepared using wild and wildly delicious ingredients. O’Brien has many years of experience in the culinary arts, working hard for several iconic restaurants throughout the twin cities. He is proud and eager to bring his knowledge, skills and long list of incredibly creative recipes to the masses through this wildly unique outdoor kitchen.

 

“Wild food and great music are a natural combination. I'm very excited to be working so closely with such a number of great and upcoming Twin Cities chefs. We're going to bring the forest to the city for folks,” said Gentleman Forager President Mike Kempenich. “We'll have something for everyone—whether you are a carnivore, herbivore, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan—we'll have you covered.”

 

Hook & Ladder Theater announced more than twenty live music performances in this unique series. The concerts will take place under the big-top outside of The Hook & Ladder Theater in south Minneapolis utilizing safely-distanced, reserved seating. The list of incredible talent currently booked to perform on stage includes Davina and the Vagabonds, Jeremy Messersmith, Keller Williams, Dale Watson, Erik Koskinen, and many more. Learn more at: www.thehookmpls.com.

 

“Living in South Minneapolis, it makes me feel especially good to be able to do something, even if it’s something small, to help revitalize a neighborhood that was so dramatically affected by last year's tragic events,” said Kempenich. “Please be sure to come hungry for dinner with the show.”

 

Gentleman Forager is a wild food themed company focusing on “All Things Foraging.” They harvest, sell, innovate, entertain, teach and promote—working only with wild or wildly unique farmed foods. Learn more at: www.gentlemanforager.com.

 

ABOUT GENTLEMAN FORAGER

For more than a decade, Gentleman Forager (GF) has been building a recognized, and respected brand in the wild food industry. Their mission is to revolutionize the way mushrooms, and other wild foods, are integrated into consumers lifestyles. Foraging for wild mushrooms in remote forests, as well as cultivating exotic, specialty mushrooms is how the business got its start. The company also focuses on guiding wild mushroom-hunt outings and teaching wild mushroom identification courses. GF often collaborates with food-industry businesses to develop delicious creations and menu items using wild and wildly unique ingredients. They enjoy endorsing fun and interesting people, places, things and activities by creating and sharing engaging articles, videos and social media content. Hosting fun events, running an outdoor catering service, and selling their unique products and services with a smile is what they do.

Mike Kempenich—also known as “The Gentleman Forager”—is the company owner and President. He is an exotic mushroom cultivator, forager, instructor and wild foods distributor from Minneapolis Minnesota, sometimes described as a leader in the locavore dining, wild foraging, and vertical urban-farming movements. Kempenich is also the founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a retail company called Forest To Fork, which specializes in specialty mushroom cultivation and retail sales of mushrooms and other wild food products. His companies are dedicated to propagating top-quality specialty products; delivering excellent customer service; practicing sustainable and organic production techniques; and supporting commercial foragers, farmers and cultivators. Learn more at: www.gentlemanforager.com and www.forest-fork.com.

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Press Contact:

Mike Kempenich

763-350-4811

mike@gentlemanforager.com

www.gentlemanforager.com

 

 

Gentleman Forager Announces a Wild Mushroom Class and Morel Hunt at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 26, 2021 – Gentleman Forager is pleased to announce a wild mushroom identification class and morel hunt happening at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort in Deerwood, Minnesota, on May 15, 2021. The event is presented by Mike Kempenich, Owner of Gentleman Forager and founder of Forest To Fork, as well as the former mushroom identification instructor at the University of Wisconsin and Minnesota extensions. At the event, attendees will learn positive wild mushroom identification and Mike's Tips for more successful foraging.

 

“Don’t you deserve a day or weekend of adventure and fun?” said Gentleman Forager President Mike Kempenich. “Venture out this Spring with us at the beautiful Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort. You will learn to positively identify four species of delicious Minnesota mushrooms, and then come with me to go hunt for some morels. I am not sure what will be the highlight of the trip—the class, the hunt, or relaxing at the resort. For me, it will be all of the above!”

 

Come join wild mushroom identification expert Mike Kempenich at the beautiful Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort, in Deerwood Minnesota. Mike will be instructing a fun class on how to positively identify four species of delicious Minnesota Mushrooms: morel, puffball, black trumpet and oyster.

 

“We always say: You’re like family here and we welcome you to share in the warmth of our hearth and hearts because that’s the Ruttger’s way. It always has been and always will be,” said Alisha Stevens,” “You will love the peace of a northern Minnesota lake, time spent with the ones you love, a good meal, and a warm and welcoming smile. The resort is a mainstay attraction in Deerwood, and we plan to invest in more new opportunities and activities, like this event, to make our resort experience even better than ever before.”

 

This learning experience includes enjoying some spectacular mushroom dishes created by Chef Erik Rasmussen. After the class, you’ll head out with Mike into the forests to put your new knowledge to the test, hunting for some highly prized morels! Whether you make it a day trip or treat yourself to a weekend excursion, you’re guaranteed to enjoy some wild fun with Gentleman Forager.

 

Learn more about Ruttger's, a Minnesota Resort Tradition since 1898, at: www.ruttgers.com.

 

Gentleman Forager is a wild food themed company focusing on “All Things Foraging.” They harvest, sell, innovate, entertain, teach, and promote—working only with wild or wildly unique farmed foods. In addition to wild mushroom identification courses, Gentleman Forager EATS, a new and exciting catering service. Learn more at: www.gentlemanforager.com.

 

ABOUT GENTLEMAN FORAGER

For more than a decade, Gentleman Forager (GF) has been building a recognized, and respected brand in the wild food industry. Their mission is to revolutionize the way mushrooms, and other wild foods, are integrated into consumers lifestyles. Foraging for wild mushrooms in remote forests, as well as cultivating exotic, specialty mushrooms is how the business got its start. The company also focuses on guiding wild mushroom-hunt outings and teaching wild mushroom identification courses. GF often collaborates with food-industry businesses to develop delicious creations and menu items using wild and wildly unique ingredients. They enjoy endorsing fun and interesting people, places, things and activities by creating and sharing engaging articles, videos and social media content. Hosting fun events, running an outdoor catering service, and selling their unique products and services with a smile is what they do.

Mike Kempenich—also known as “The Gentleman Forager”—is the company owner and President. He is an exotic mushroom cultivator, forager, instructor, and wild foods distributor from Minneapolis Minnesota, sometimes described as a leader in the locavore dining, wild foraging, and vertical urban-farming movements. Kempenich is also the founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a retail company called Forest To Fork, which specializes in specialty mushroom cultivation and retail sales of mushrooms and other wild food products. His companies are dedicated to propagating top-quality specialty products; delivering excellent customer service; practicing sustainable and organic production techniques; and supporting commercial foragers, farmers, and cultivators. Learn more at: www.gentlemanforager.com and www.forest-fork.com.

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