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Lunch'n Explore events feature presentations by prominent speakers from the area in luncheon talks that include table conversation and opportunities for questions and answers.  Enjoy a good lunch and join in conversation and discussion.

Event Details:  Friday, March 21, 2013, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Opus Hall Room 201 (The Great Room), UST Minneapolis Campus

Registration Deadline for this event:  March 13, 2014

Event Registration Fee:  $25.00 per person

             Important note:  if you require a special dietary accommodation, you must indicate this at the time of registration.  If you have any questions, please contact the Center at 651-962-5188.‌

Link to campus map:  Minneapolis Campus Map

Event SpeakerSue Zelickson is a staple in the Twin Cities food community and respected by food experts throughout the country.  Readers of Minnesota Monthly magazine enjoy her Sue Z's Finds column which informs readers about local food products and events.  She was the food reporter on WCCO CBS Radio for over 20 years where she won a James Beard award.  A bundle of infinite energy, Sue plays an integral role in bringing the food scene to the attention of the general public by organizing special events and fund raisers for numerous nonprofit organizations, many of which she has served on the board of directors.

Sue helped coordinate the annual Food and Wine Experience which is celebrating its 20th year.  She brought the idea of Kids Cafe to the Twin Cities.  Perspectives Family Center in St. Louis Park has the program year around, teaching kids in need cooking, manners and nutrition.  Some of the kids have gone on to culinary school and are working in local restaurants.  She is the founder of Women Who Really Cook, a networking organization for women in the food industry, which now has over 400 members and is in its 20th year with a members-only website.  This group gives out grants to women in local culinary schools once a year.

Three years ago, after attending the Ivy Awards for the local theater world, she approached Scott Mayer, the director, and suggested that they start the Charlie Awards for the local culinary world, chefs and restauranteurs.  She has edited and marketed nine cookbooks, most of them fundraisers and has raised funds for many needs.  Organizations like the American Cancer Society, The Guthrie Theater, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sholom Home, and the  YWCA were the beneficiaries of her cookbooks.  Her Lacy Sue Z's cookie mix has all its profits going to Perspectives Family Center's Kids Cafe.  Though she will turn 80 next fall, she sees no reason to slow down, even if it takes her a little longer to do things these days, and the computer is a daily challenge to keep up with the young ones who must have been born with a chip in their brains!