Culinary Inspirations Fundraiser with Tim Foley

Published by Heritage Museum

Friday 31st of March 2017

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 601 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Along with our incredible sponsors Bit of Swiss and bread+bar by Bit of Swiss, the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center invites you to enjoy a cooking demonstration and dining experience featuring local celebrity chef Tim Foley! “Culinary Inspirations” is set for Friday, March 31 at the Heritage Museum’s Shepard Hall Ballroom. Along with the instruction, guidance and encouragement to craft fine cuisine back at home, guests will be served a small-plates style dinner of the dishes presented. Tickets are $40; on sale now at and available for purchase at Bit of Swiss, bread+bar, and the Heritage Museum. Ticket sales will end the morning of March 27.


Bit of Swiss is Southwest Michigan’s premiere baker of artisan breads and pastries since 1967. The Stevensville shop was recently named Retail Bakery of the Year by Modern Baking magazine. Owner/ baker Tim Foley has also delighted local foodies since the 2013 launch of his restaurant bread+bar by Bit of Swiss on Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor. “For this event at the Heritage Museum, the dishes I will prepare are favorites of mine I have tasted through my travels, and recreated,” says Foley. In addition to providing printed recipes for guests to take home, Foley will offer a question and answer time while dinner is being served.


The menu for “Culinary Inspirations” on March 31 includes: Portobello mushroom & arugula salad with pistachio vinaigrette; Classic Portuguese Stew with chorizo, clams, and pork; and Dessert. The $40 ticket includes soft drinks, a table appetizer, the Cooking Demonstration with take-home recipes, and the small plates-style dinner with table service. A Cash Bar will be available. Doors will open at 6:00pm, with the Demonstration to begin at 7:00pm.


“The Heritage Museum team is incredibly grateful for the generosity of Tim Foley, Bit of Swiss, and bread+bar in making this benefit possible. We’re beyond excited for what will be a fabulous night of great food,” says Tracy Gierada, Interim Executive Director at the Museum. This fundraiser will support the operations of the Heritage Museum, a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization serving our community with historic preservation and education efforts since 1965. For more information, please contact the Heritage Museum at 269-983-1191 or