Art for Dinner, hosted by Chef Shawn McManus


Pump House & Chef Shawn McManus present Educational Culinary Arts Experiences

La Crosse, WI, July 30, 2018- Pump House Regional Arts Center and La Crosse based Chef Shawn McManus present, “Art for Dinner,” held quarterly throughout the 2018-2019 Pump House season. Art for Dinner is an educational culinary arts experience and includes several gourmet meal courses with cooking and plating demonstrations and wine pairings from local vineyards. Demonstrations and wine pairings are explained by host and Chef Shawn McManus. Art for Dinner events are scheduled quarterly throughout the 2018-2019 Pump House season: Thursday, October 11; Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14; Thursday, April 4; and Friday, July 19. Art for Dinner is held in the Pump House Kader Gallery and begins at 6:30 PM.

About Chef Shawn McManus

Originally from California, Shawn McManus’s culinary journey took off in the Midwest. Over the last 15 years, Shawn has expanded his culinary knowledge and expertise by working in multiple environments including corporate food service, healthcare, private chef services, and fine dining. In addition being the Chef Consultant/Owner of Savory Creations LLC., a cooking school presenting mobile culinary educational experiences, Shawn has starred on television shows and is an instructor for National Food Service Management Institute at The School of Applied Science at The University of Mississippi. Shawn enjoys volunteering for and sharing his expertise at local non-profit fundraisers to help raise funds for children, families, and local hospitals. Chef Shawn enjoys presenting his delicious and stunning dishes to those around him and believes in providing local and sustainable foods in his classes and youth education programs.


Tickets for the October 11 dinner are $79 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Pump House by phone: 608-785-1434, in person: 119 King Street, La Crosse, or online:

What: Art for Dinner, hosted by Chef Shawn McManus

When: Thursday, October 11 | Valentine’s Day: Thursday February 14 | Thursday, April 4 | Friday, July 19 | 6:30 PM

Where: Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street

Tickets: $79 per seat for the October 11 dinner; Ticket prices vary by event

Pump House Regional Arts Center
119 King Street
La Crosse, WI 54601