Business After Hours Hosted by Northern Soul Smokehouse at The Preserve


Gather your ‘team’ and join The Preserve Golf Course as they host Business After Hours on Thursday, June 22. This special Business After Hours will be showcasing their newest culinary venture, Northern Soul Smokehouse, in partnership with St. Paul based chef, Justin Sutherland. Working alongside Grand View Lodge’s Executive Chef William Coyle, the restaurant brings smokehouse flavors and bucket-list bourbon to the resort’s award-winning golf course, The Preserve.

Business After Hours is our most highly attended networking event! Mix with members of our Chamber community while enjoying delicious appetizers and beverages. Learn more about their elevated culinary program from Chef Justin Sutherland, Executive Chef Bill Coyle, General Manager Dennis Wilson, and Director of Marketing Frank Soukup, during their interview with Brainerd Lakes Chamber President Matt Kilian, during this free business networking event.

Win Prizes!

Guests are encouraged to stay until the end for a chance to win fabulous prizes provided by the host! Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

Event Timeline

  • 4:30 PM: Networking, appetizers and beverages
  • 5:20 PM: Introductions
  • 5:30 PM: Host interview
  • 5:50 PM: Drawing for door prizes (must be present to win!)

Meet Our Host

Rising to fame as champion of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” Justin Sutherland owns and operates numerous highly acclaimed restaurants, including the Handsome Hog; Big E, an egg sandwich shop; Noyes and Cutler, a modern American steakhouse; and northern Soul the Restaurant. Born and raised in Minnesota, Sutherland has always felt connected to Grand View Lodge and following his role as keynote speaker at the resort’s de’Vine Wine & Culinary Weekend 2020, ideas of a partnership sparked, with the intent to bring a new twist and sensory experience to the resort community. 

The Preserve combines the experience golf and nature in harmony as golfers play this championship course strategically placed in some of Minnesota’s best forest and wetlands. The Preserve is known for its scenic elevated tees and its tour speed greens. In 2015 a near million dollar renovation changed the size and shape of all five sets of tees and allowed for even more pristine playing conditions. The remodeled clubhouse features one of the best deck views in Minnesota. 


Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network!

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, register at the link below or call (218) 829-2838.

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