This page lists public events at Moonlight Kitchens and other events of interest to local-food junkies. If you want to see when the kitchens are available for reservations, please visit our kitchen calendars page.

Food Biz Boot Camp @ Moonlight Kitchens
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Biz Boot Camp

aka How to Start a Small Food Business in Missoula

Learn the ins and outs of creating your own specialty food business. The series will feature panels and professionals experienced in financing, fabrication, labeling, distribution, marketing, equipment, local food networks, sales, and, of course, the Missoula County Health Dept.

Six sessions on Tuesday evenings 6pm–8pm April 18th thru May 23rd.

Course is limited to 12 people
$100/student – pre-registration required by April 16th.

Your reservation fee is non-refundable. Your reservation, however, is transferable. You must make those arrangements yourself and let us know. If the class fills, we will have a Waiting List and will try to help you connect with those folks.

Read on for more details, and to sign up (the class is full, check back next year)

Drawn to Food @ Moonlight Kitchens
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience what you eat with all five senses!

A sketching and illustration class taught by Bethann Garramon Merkle.

Wine Tasting Dinner @ Moonlight Kitchens
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As part of Missoula Feast Week, Moonlight Kitchens is offering A Multi-course Traditional Italian Dinner prepared by Crave Catering with select paired wines for each course presented by Wine Guy Mike.

Limited to 14 people – $50 per person

A percentage of profits will go to the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition (CFAC).

This will be the FIRST in a series of Tasting Dinners to be offered this winter which will include foods such as cheese, chocolate, tea, and olive oils.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Dinner @ Moonlight Kitchens
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are constructing a meal with chocolate in every course.

Menu for the Chocolate-Lovers’ Dinner:   *BYOB

Sparkling water with chocolate-dipped fruit

Spinach-Pear Salad with chocolate vinaigrette

Chicken en mole with rice (house-made mole sauce)

Roasted root veg with chocolate glaze

Pumpkin/ricotta chocolate ravioli

Chocolate mousse and/or hot chocolate-tasting & coffee (decaf)

$50 per person, limited to 14.

Book online or call 406.926.2720 to reserve your seats.

The Elegant Vegetarian – a Tasting Dinner @ Moonlight Kitchens
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us for a lovely mid-winter Tasting Dinner at Moonlight Kitchens.

Menu for the Elegant Vegetarian Dinner:   *BYOB

  • Potato/Leek Soup (Vichyssoise)
  • Fresh & Marinated Veg Salad (Salad Nicoise)
  • Potato Nests w/ Cream Veg Filling
  • Roasted Root Veg w/ BBQ glaze
  • Mashed-Potato Chocolate Truffles (w/ decaf)

$60 per person, limited to 14.

Book online or call 406.926.2720 to reserve your seats.

FREE Groundhog Day Potluck Dinner @ Moonlight Kitchens
Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join Moonlight Kitchens in celebrating another cross-quarter day, IMBOLC (otherwise known as Groundhog Day), with a potluck dinner.

Bring something “green” to share, to celebrate spring. We’ll exchange information & stories about farming, gardening, and growing in Western MT, and give thanks & encouragement to the folks who provide our food.

Call 406.926.2720 with questions.

Paleo Pig-out Tasting Dinner @ Moonlight Kitchens
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

POSTPONED – we will reschedule this later

Menu for the Paleo Pig-out Dinner:   *BYOB

  • Sparkling Mocktails
  • Steak Tartare
  • Veal Bone Broth
  • Bison-stuffed Red Peppers
  • Spaghetti Squash & Kale Pesto
  • Choco/Rasp Cheese-Cake Bites

$70 per person, limited to 14.

Book online or call 406.926.2720 to reserve your seats.

“God this is Great” Tasting Dinner @ Moonlight Kitchens
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Traditional foods for religious holidays from around the world.

We will be sampling dishes from 5 of the world’s religions including Islam, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and an Indigenous American culture.

There are some interesting holidays at the end of March, plus the Vernal Equinox, from which we’ve culled a variety of treats. Many holiday dishes are unique to a geographical area and some holidays are only celebrated in certain countries so this will eclectic.

Menu for the “God, this is good!” Dinner:   *BYOB

  • Hindu – Kosambari Salad (India)
  • Islam  – Stuffed dumplings (Russia)
  • Buddhist – Botamochi Rice Balls (Japan)
  • Pueblo – Juniper Lamb Stew – Wild Sage Bread  (N. America)
  • Christian – Bailey’s Pots de Crème (Irish)


Bring a healthy appetite and adventurous taste buds! $55 per person.

Call (406) 926-2720 for more information.

“The Perfect Dinner” @ Moonlight Kitchens
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Moonlight Kitchens & Wine Guy Mike for an enchanted evening with the critical ingredients for the “Perfect Dinner” – cheese, charcuterie, fruit, bread, and thou. Add a libation of choice and life is good. Share all this with new friends, get some fresh perspective on pairings (and maybe pears 😉 and enjoy it all in an intimate atmosphere. The perfect recipe for a lively spring evening. This is going to be fun!

Bring a healthy appetite and adventurous taste buds! $35 per person.

Reservations required by April 12th.

Call (406) 926-2720 for more information.

“God this is Good” Tasting Dinner @ Moonlight Kitchens
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 15 – Saturday – 6-9pm – “God, this is Good”
Traditional holiday fare from around the world.

Limit: 14  Non-alcoholic drinks will be offered.

Deviled Eggs – Jewish – Rosh Hashanah
Goat Biryani – Muslim – Eid ul Adha
Kosambari Salad – Hindu – Ganesh Chaturthi
Poached Peaches w/Basil – Christian – Holy Cross Day