San Francisco, Calif.—May12, 2010—Local culinary events company, Parties that Cook, will host Cooking Up Success for Women's Initiative,a cooking party fundraiser, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco.
San Francisco Event Benefits Low-Income Women through Women's Initiative for Self-Employment
San Francisco, Calif.—May12, 2010—Local culinary events company, Parties that Cook, will host Cooking Up Success for Women's Initiative, a cooking party fundraiser, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco. Event proceeds go to Women's Initiative forSelf-Employment, a non-profit organization that has helped more than 20,000 low-income women in the Bay Area develop job skills and become entrepreneurs.
"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 10 years of its existence. "Women's Initiative honored me with anaward last year," she said, "and as I've gotten more involved I see the rippleeffect that their entrepreneurial training has in our community. Now I'm doing all I can to help."
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 themenu is still foodie-worthy," shares a Parties that Cook attendee, NancySheppard.
Bibby,also Parties That Cook's executive chef, will give a lively interactive cookingdemonstration at the beginning of the evening that wows the audience, then itis off to the races for each group to prepare their dishes. After 45 minutes ofcooking, guests are seated and the Parties That Cook staff serves the mouthwatering meal the group has just created.
At this event Julie Abrams, the CEO of Women's Initiative for Self-Employment, will do a presentation tothe audience on what they can do to support the low-income women served byWomen'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 acooking 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."
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 Women's Initiative for Self Employment
Women's Initiative is a Bay Area non-profit which provides high-potential, lower-income women the training, resources and on-going support to start andgrow their business. The business management training, technical assistance, and financial services provided — in English and Spanish — improve the qualityof life for women, their families and our communities.