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2021 Virtual pancake karnival

Watch the entire live broadcast here

Meet The Chefs

Eric Watson

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Eric is a Fargo culinary legend, transforming the food scene by bringing fresh takes to fine dining and world-class catering.

While the baked buttermilk pancakes he makes for the virtual Karnival will make you want to pop into the screen to try them, Eric says his own breakfast is usually just a cup of coffee.

Andrea Baumgardner


Andrea co-owns BernBaum's, which is inspired by the Jewish and Scandinavian heritage of its founders and the mad skills of its team.

Like many of the breads in her restaurant, Andrea's pancakes start with sourdough, giving them a wonderfully complex flavor.

Kyle Armitage

NDSCS Culinary Arts

As a culinary arts professor, Kyle combines his infectious energy with a genuine curiosity for what transforms ingredients into taste bud delights.

His pancake perspective? "Why is the short stack even an option? Always go with the full stack!"


The Event

For our 63rd year, we "Flipped for Kids" in a whole new way.

We hosted a cooking showcase featuring three renowned local chefs, and hosted by WDAY personality Lydia Blume.

Watch the 30-minute video above of the live broadcast produced by WDAY.

This fun, unique local event was designed to bring us together even while we need to be apart.

Thank you for all your support over the years. We love this community ... and pancakes, of course!


Help us "flip for kids"

All proceeds from this virtual Pancake Karnival support worthy children's programming in the region. From homelessness to dyslexia, technology to hunger, Fargo Kiwanis brings needed funds to nonprofit organizations focused on kids. This year, your support is needed more than ever.

Donate any amount to help kids in our community. Even if we couldn't enjoy pancakes together this year, let's still gather our support and provide needed assistance to worthy nonprofit organizations in the community.

We hope you will consider supporting our mission while you enjoy watching these culinary wizards in the video above.

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About fargo KIWANIS

Dedicated to serving The children & families of our community

The Kiwanis Club of Fargo is part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. In October 2020 alone, Fargo Kiwanis used Pancake Karnival proceeds to award over $29,000 to local organizations supporting children.

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