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Gavin Kaysen's Synergy Series: See the Line-up of Dinners

Portrait of Gavin Kaysen in the kitchen

Erin Kincheloe

21 July-12 December, 2022

Gavin Kaysen's Synergy Series: See the Line-up of Dinners

Chef Gavin Kaysen will host Mei Lin, James Kent, Curtis Stone and Marcus Samuelsson at his Spoon and Stable restaurant in Minneapolis for dinners and conversation, from July to Decemeber. Find out how to bag a ticket.

US chef Gavin Kaysen is back for a fifth edition of The Synergy Series of dinners, which he hosts at his Spoon and Stable restaurant in Minneapolis, this time welcoming four talented chefs from Los Angeles and New York.

On this season's guest list are chefs Mei Lin, James Kent, Curtis Stone, and Marcus Samuelson, who will each join the Spoon and Stable culinary team in a series of collaborative dinners, beginning on 21 July and closing on 2 December.

“With each of these chefs, our lives and careers have crossed paths in significant and meaningful ways. I am excited to welcome them to Spoon and Stable for our 5th edition of Synergy! The support from our guests and sponsors has us invigorated to continue this series. We are grateful, and we look forward to welcoming these chefs and serving our guests together,” said Kaysen.

Each of the dinners will allow the guest chef to showcase their culinary style with ingredients and collaboration provided by the Spoon and Stable team. While each menu will feature dishes from both kitchens with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Constellation Fund, a group dedicated to fighting poverty in the Twin Cities. 

In addition to the dinner, each chef will also share their personal and professional stories in a town hall-style dialogue, which will be streamed online with and hosted in-person at the new Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.

Dinner Tickets

To take part in the entire series or single dinners visit


The Line-up

Chef Mei Lin 

Chinese-born and Michigan-raised chef Mei Lin, from Nightshade in Los Angeles, and recently opened fast-casual Szechuan hot fried chicken restaurant, Daybird, opens the dinner series on July 21.

Dinners | July 21-22

Dialogue | July 22

Portrait picture of chef Mei Lin


Chef James Kent

Executive chef and partner at Michelin-starred restaurant Crown Shy, and Saga in New York City, is the second to cook in the series, in September. 

Dinners | September 15-16

Dialogue | September 16

Portrait picture of chef James Kent

Photo Credit: Natalie Black

Chef Curtis Stone

The Los Angeles-based chef, restaurateur, author and all-round culinary entrepreneur will be third to cook in October.

Dinners | October 27-28

Dialogue | October 28

Portriat picture of chef Curtis Stone



Chef Marcus Samuelsson

The chef behind acclaimed restaurants worldwide, including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, Marcus B&P, Red Rooster Overtown, and Marcus Fish + Chop House in the Bahamas, Marcus Samuelsson, will close the dinner series with a bang in December.

Dinners | December 1-2

Dialogue | December 2


Portrait of Marcus Samuelsson

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Gavin Kaysen's Synergy Series: See the Line-up of Dinners

21 July-12 December, 2022
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