Berres Brothers to host two day lunch event to support Rainbow Hospice Care

Rainbow Community Care Team
October 19, 2021 / 5 mins read
Berres Brothers to host two day lunch event to support Rainbow Hospice Care

Over the years, Berres Brothers has been a loyal supporter of Rainbow Hospice Care, recently partnering with them to release two different coffee bag flavors. One honoring the organization’s 30th anniversary, and the other recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.

Now Berres Brothers is showing their support for Rainbow Hospice Care again by hosting a Where’s the Beef?! Burger and Chili Grill Out Fundraiser at their Café and Retail Store in Watertown. The lunch event runs for two days on Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and customers can purchase a 1/3 lb. grass-fed burger with chips for $5 or a 12 oz. homemade chili with crackers is also $5. Berres Brothers will also be offering free delivery on Friday in the Watertown and Johnson Creek area on any lunch orders of $50 or more. Delivery will not be available on Saturday.

For every $10 sold at the Berres Brothers Café and Retail Store from October 1 until the 28th, customers will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win some great prizes.

Berres Brothers will also donate $1 from every $10 purchase back to Rainbow Hospice Care.

Pete Berres, President and Owner of Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, came up with the idea for this lunch fundraiser as a way to give back to Rainbow but also as a way to utilize the commercial kitchen and dining room at Berres Brothers that closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been asked repeatedly if and when we will open for lunch again,” said Berres. “I thought that running periodic fundraising lunches/dinners might be the ticket to get the facilities used again and still do some good for the community. I know how hard it is for small organizations to put on these fundraising events. We have three people on our team that have great cooking/baking experience. They are happy to prepare meals again.”

Berres did not rule out the possibility that Berres Brothers might serve lunch again in the future.

“Customers are happy that we will be open for lunch again if only for two days,” Berres said. “Maybe someday we will open on a periodic basis. We will see how this event goes. Our customers have been very interested in the raffle prizes and are very happy to contribute to Rainbow Hospice. I’ve heard nothing but positive things.”

Prizes that are available to win include a Recteq Bullseye Stainless Steel Pellet Grill, a 19″ Weber Grill, a 28″ Blackstone Griddle, 1/4 and 1/8 variety boxes of Berres Beef, Coffee for a Year, and much more. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Berres Brothers Café and Retail Store for $2 each, 10 for $10, or 40 for $20. Raffle tickets will be sold up until the drawing, which will take place at the conclusion of the event on Saturday, October 30 at 2 p.m. Winners do not need to be present to win. They will also be an opportunity to sample other fresh beef meals and see demonstrations on how to prepare meals in Le Cruset Dutch ovens.

Specialty drinks and bakery items from the Berres Brothers Café will also be sold during event hours.

Putting on an event like this is not just a team effort for Berres and his staff but also requires several volunteers from the community and Rainbow, who will be helping prepare the food and deliver the meals.

The Where’s the Beef?! event is being sponsored by Berres Beef Farm ( and Ms. Rob’s Catering. Berres Beef Farm is donating the beef for the burgers and chili and Ms. Rob’s Catering is volunteering their time in cooking the burgers. Berres Brothers employee Gloria Kuckkan will also be on hand to prepare her Famous Firehouse Chili.

Berres Brothers is selling tickets for the meal before the event at their Café and Retail Store location and also online at Walk-ins are also welcome on the day of the fundraiser.