San Francisco, CA January 26, 2011— Local culinary events company, Parties That Cook, will host Cooking Up Success for Women’s Initiative, a cooking party fundraiser, on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Horatius, a gallery in San Francisco. Event proceeds go to Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment.
San Francisco Event Benefits Low-Income Women through Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment
San Francisco, CA January 26, 2011— Local culinary events company, Parties That Cook, will host Cooking Up Success for Women’s Initiative, a cooking party fundraiser, on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Horatius, a gallery in San Francisco. Event proceeds go to Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, a non-profit organization that provides small business training to low-income women so that they can start a business and become economically self-sufficient. Tickets are $95 per person and $85 dollars of the ticket is tax-deductible.
“I decided this is the decade for me to give back,” says Parties that Cook founder, Bibby Gignilliat, who has grown the company to a national level over the past 11 years of its existence. “As a board member for Women’s Initiative,” she said, “I see the ripple effect that their entrepreneurial training has in our community. The women who go through the training not only start businesses and increase their income and assets, but also create jobs for others!”
The event itself is reminiscent of many of today’s popular Food Network TV shows, where people bond over a hot stove and have fun cooking a delicious meal together. “It’s a much more light-hearted version than the TV shows, but the menu is still foodie-worthy,” shares a Parties that Cook attendee and Women’s Initiative Board Member, Nancy Sheppard.
Guests will have the chance to speak with four graduates from Women’s Initiative and hear their inspiring entrepreneurial stories. Bibby, Parties That Cook’s founding Executive Chef, will give a lively interactive cooking demonstration that wows the audience, then it is off to the races for each group to prepare their dishes. After 45 minutes of cooking, guests will relax and enjoy the mouthwatering meal they’ve just created.
At this event Julie Abrams, the CEO of Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, will do a presentation to the audience on what they can do to support the low-income women served by Women’s Initiative.“
The evening ends with dessert, of course,” laughs Bibby. “We get so much positive feedback from everyone - from people who made friends to those who learned a cooking skill. Everyone feels full, not only from the delicious meal, but from their hands-on contribution to a worthy cause. It’s why I love what I do.”
Cooking Up Success for Women's Initiative
Date: Wed, February 02, 2011
Location: Horatius: 350 Kansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Price: $95 per person
Time: 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Menu for the Cooking Up Success Event
Mini Chalupas with Chorizo and Avocado*
Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Crostini of Blue Cheese with Shallot-Cherry Confit*
Cumin Curried Hummus with Roasted Cauliflower Florets*
Polpettini: Little Meatballs with Melted Fontina Centers
Brioche Tartines Topped with Dungeness Crab and Shrimp Salad
Melted Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting*
*These items can accommodate vegetarians.
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 http://www.PartiesThatCook.com or call 1-888-907-2665.
About Women's Initiative for Self Employment
For more than 20 years, Women’s Initiative has provided high-potential, low-income women with the training, resources and on-going support to start and grow their own business. The women who go through the Women’s Initiative training course significantly increase their income and assets while launching businesses, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy. In 2010 alone, recent graduates created 3818 jobs!