Food for Thought – A Tasting Event is an exciting fundraising evening hosted by the FDLTCC Foundation featuring beverage and food tasting that benefits student scholarships. The 11th Annual Food for Thought event is January 18, 2024.

Date: Thursday, January 18
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: FDLTCC Commons, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet MN

$25 in advance at the FDLTCC Business Office
$30 at the door


Food for Thought is a tasting event where area businesses offer delicious food specialties for guests to sample. Everyone attending the fun event can vote for their favorite food and dessert presented during the evening. The Golden Spoon Award and Silver Spoon Dessert Award are based on the popular vote held during the event and the coveted awards are presented to the vendors at the end of the evening.

A highlight of the Food for Thought event is the Wall of Wine featuring beverages generously donated by Cold One Liquor. This year’s event will also feature beer selections. For a donation of $20, guests select a random bottle of wine or pack of beer and an envelope containing a gift card ranging in value from $10 to $50 donated from an area business. In past years, the100-bottle Wall of Wine sold out quickly, proving to be popular among event guests.

Tickets for the 2024 Food for Thought – A Tasting Event will be available for purchase at the FDLTCC Business Office or from Foundation Board members. Tickets cost $25 per person in advance, and $30 per person at the door on the day of the event. FDLTCC Foundation board members encourage purchasing tickets in advance before they sell out.

Special thanks to the FDLTCC students that help so much with the event from setup, dishwashing, cleanup and more!


Purchase your tickets to the 11th Annual Food for Thought – A Tasting Event before they sell out! 

Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance at the FDLTCC Business Office or from a FDLTCC Foundation board member.

Tickets will also be sold for $30 at the door during the event, pending availability.

2024 Donors

Thank you to the wonderful donors that support FDLTCC Foundation events. Details on the 2024 Food for Thought donors are coming soon.

2024 Food Vendors

We are looking forward to having several fabulous food vendors provide delicious samples during the 2024 Food for Thought event. Stay tuned for details!

Parking and Directions

Getting to Campus:

Take the Highway 33/Cloquet exit from Interstate 35, go north approximately one mile to Washington Avenue and turn right. Go to the first stop sign at 14th Street. Turn right onto 14th Street and follow for about one mile. The campus is on the right hand side of 14th Street. Parking is available in any of the lots that surround the main building. On-campus parking is free.

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FDLTCC Foundation

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation was created in 1995 by the college’s Board of Directors to raise funds from corporations, individuals, and other private resources to support the diverse needs of the college. The Foundation exists to benefit and provide assistance to the college through the cultivation of outside resources to support the college as it strives to meet the needs of all students. Through its activities, the Foundation hopes to increase access to educational opportunities, improve the quality of life of students, and create an environment that will assist in building a stronger and richer community for the future.

Learn more about the FDLTCC Foundation


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