New gourmet cafe at Bethany Church

ows_142809702945415The Strib wrote an article this weekend about a great new venture in Seward.

“A  chef who once spent a year living under the Franklin Avenue bridge and a hard-charging minister who recently took over a struggling church have joined forces to redefine the soup kitchen.

Step No. 1: “We don’t call it a soup kitchen,” said the Rev. Mike Matson, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He prefers the term “community meal.” It’s not run like a soup kitchen, either. It’s run like a cafe, complete with servers who take orders and deliver the food.

…Called the Soup for You Cafe, it serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Diners pay whatever they feel is a fair price — or whatever they are able to.”

Read the full article here.

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By Deborah Ervin

Deb holds an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota where she majored in theater. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Deb has 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit arts sector, working with Twin Cities cultural gems such as The Cedar Cultural Center, the Midtown Global Market, In the Heart of the Beast Puppetry and Mask Theatre, and more. She’s primarily drawn towards work that involves relationship building, such as communications and fundraising. Deb also has two decades of experience as an events manager for live music, theater, and dance. Her work as a stage manager has brought her into intimate collaborations with diverse communities, artists from around the globe, and projects ranging from river boat ballets to burlesque holiday shows.