About Taste of Wayzata

Our mission is simple: we want you to have a great time experiencing our town, and we believe the best way to do that is one bite at a time. Whether you're a local, new to town, or just passing through, you will "Taste" enough of our town to leave you wanting more!

Founders and hosts Lisa Wagner and Bethe Hattara hamming it up!

Meet Bethe and Lisa

Bethe Hattara

Chief Tasting Officer

Bethe is a child of Lake Minnetonka, having grown up around the Lake.  She fondly recalls launching the family boat and grabbing bait in Wayzata before heading out for a day on the Lake.  Certainly, a lot has changed!

She is a wife, mom, and grandma and human pet to two Australian Shepherds whom she adores!

Bethe’s professional background includes meeting and event planning where her focus was always to provide fresh experiential content for attendees to keep them coming back year after year!

With a deep seated love for good food and wine, culinary tourism was a natural transition for Bethe.   Her two greatest lessons learned about cooking were from her grandmothers.  First, from her Irish grandmother.  When making pie crusts, always use lard to achieve the most tender and flaky result.  Second, from her Italian grandmother; when making your sauce, you use what you have available.  Sometimes, it is something unconventional like blackbird.  Odd, perhaps, but quite tasty!


Lisa Wagner

Chief Entertainment Officer

Lisa is a Jersey girl with a taste for Wayzata.  Family, friends and delicious food is her menu for a perfect evening and trying new restaurants in different cities is her recipe for a great vacation.  Food tours, wine tasting and brewery stops gives her the flavor of a town and a taste of the local culture.

Lisa’s fond memories of Wayzata include, picnics, sand castles, trolley rides, ice cream and sitting on the dock of the Depot. Presently, Lisa feels fortunate enough to call Wayzata home. This town provides excellent people and dog watching, regatta racing, boating, shopping, and of course, eating!  “We enjoy it all”, added Lisa.  “Wayzata is an example of all that is great about Minnesota:  Stunning lake views, friendly people, lots of outdoor activities, gorgeous sunsets and amazing restaurants.”



Lisa and Bethe will be your hosts and guides.