San Francisco, Calif.—January 19, 2010—Local culinary events company Parties That Cook® will host Cooking for a Cause, a cooking party fundraiser, on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Crushpad Winery in San Francisco. Entry is $95 per person, and includes an interactive cooking experience, small plates meal and a sampling of Crushpad wines. All event proceeds will go to Room to Read, a non-profit organization that helps millions of children gain access to education in developing countries.
San Francisco Event Benefits Room to Read to Help Needy Children in Developing Nations
San Francisco, Calif.—January 19, 2009—Local culinary events company Parties That Cook® will host Cooking for a Cause, a cooking party fundraiser, on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Crushpad Winery in San Francisco. Entry is $95 per person, and includes an interactive cooking experience, small plates meal and a sampling of Crushpad wines. All event proceeds will go to Room to Read, a non-profit organization that helps millions of children gain access to education in developing countries.
In true Parties That Cook fashion, the event will kick off with a lively culinary demonstration followed by a cooking session, where guests will come together to create and enjoy mouthwatering dishes while mingling and sampling some of Crushpad's original wines. Whole Foods Market will donate fresh ingredients for the menu, which consists of dishes from regions served by Room to Read, including Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Guests will have the opportunity to cook one of the following small plates:
Indian-Spiced Lamb Burgers with Cucumber Raita
Peanut and Coconut Pot Stickers with Sweet and Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce
Lettuce Cups with Gingery Pork and Shiitake Mushrooms
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mint-Jalapeno Sauce
Veggie Curry Cups with Basmati Rice
Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Bacon-Wrapped Plums Filled with Blue Cheese and Balsamic-Honey Glaze
Curried Flatbread with Mango-Currant Chutney
Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting
After dinner, Room to Read Founder John Wood will share the organization's story and why he has dedicated his life to providing much needed educational resources to children in developing nations. Room To Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children's literature, constructing schools and providing education to girls. To date, they have built 7,526 libraries and 832 schools.
Cooking for a Cause tickets are still available for purchase here. People unable to attend the event can show their support for Room to Read's efforts by making a donation. When donating via the online form, Cooking for a Cause should be mentioned in the "tribute" field on the donation form. Tickets are not tax deductible, but donations made at the event will be.
About Parties That Cook
Parties That Cook stages deliciously fun cooking parties and corporate team building events in private homes and professional kitchens throughout Seattle, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose and Wine Country. Founder and Executive Chef Bibby Gignilliat pioneered the in-home cooking party concept in 1999, and extended the company's hands-on, interactive culinary events to include a wide array of corporate team building events, cooking parties and cooking classes. For more information on Parties That Cook, please visit www.PartiesThatCook.com or call 1-888-907-2665.
About Room to Read
Room to Read is an innovative non-profit leader dedicated to promoting and enabling global education. Founded in 2000, the organization is based on the belief that education is crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty in the developing world. Since then, the organization has supported over three million children by providing increased access to higher-quality educational opportunities. Room to Read has established more than 800 schools and over 7,500 bilingual libraries with six million books, and continues to support the education of more than 8,700 girls. For more information visit our website at www.roomtoread.org.
Crushpad is a custom winemaking service with locations in San Francisco, Napa Valley and Bordeaux, with over 5,000 clients including wine enthusiasts, professional winemakers, fine-wine retailers and restaurants. Crushpad specializes in small-lot, luxury wine production from world class vineyards in California and Bordeaux. The company was founded in 2004 by wine industry veterans and technology industry refugees determined to liberate winemaking form its traditional stereotypes of impossible wealth, expansive chateaux and golden retrievers. www.crushpadwine.com.