San Francisco, Calif. (Vocus) November 3, 2009 -- Parties That Cook®, the nation's premier corporate team building event and private cooking party company, has been recognized as a 2009 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by Women's Initiative and named one of the San Francisco Business Times' 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.
San Francisco, Calif. (Vocus) November 3, 2009 -- Parties That Cook®, the nation's premier corporate team building event and private cooking party company, has been recognized as a 2009 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by Women's Initiative and named one of the San Francisco Business Times' 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. Parties That Cook was honored as an exceptional woman-owned business in San Francisco, and ranked 23 on the San Francisco Business Times' Fast 100 list based on sales and revenue growth over the past three years. This is the first year Parties That Cook has been selected for the list, as the company continues to grow its revenue, staff and service offerings.
Women's Initiative, the nation's largest microenterprise training and funding organization, selected Parties That Cook to recognize Founder Bibby Gignilliat as an outstanding woman business leader making a difference in the San Francisco community. Gignilliat, along with 10 other Woman-Owned Business of the Year award winners, will be honored at a reception on November 6, 2009 at San Francisco's 111 Minna Gallery.
In addition, Parties That Cook was ranked 23 on the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list based on percentage of revenue growth from 2006 to 2008. The San Francisco Business Times, which partners with PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct the research and compile the annual list, required its Fast 100 companies to be headquartered in the Bay Area, in business for at least three fiscal years through fiscal year 2008, and have revenues of more than $200,000 in fiscal year 2006. Honorees were recognized at a reception on October 15, 2009 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
"We are thrilled to be distinguished as a 2009 Women-Owned Business of the Year and one of the Fast 100 companies in the Bay Area," said Bibby Gignilliat, founder and executive chef, Parties That Cook. "Even in the midst of a tough economic climate, we've been able to show continued growth and success this year, thanks to our clients."
For over 10 years, Parties That Cook has been revolutionizing corporate team building in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago through unique hands-on cooking events. These innovative events, perfect for company holiday Christmas parties, create an atmosphere of camaraderie and collaboration for companies looking to increase internal ROI and productivity by working together more efficiently, boosting morale and rewarding employees. Parties That Cook's dynamic and talented chefs engage and inspire every guest with lively cooking demonstrations and individual instruction. Guests not only have fun, but learn time management, trust, and teamwork as groups meet recipe deadlines and see real-time results. With a heritage of fanatical customer service, Parties That Cook guarantees a memorable experience.
About Parties That Cook
Parties That Cook stages deliciously fun cooking parties and corporate team building events in private homes and professional kitchens throughout 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.