1 Ferry Plaza
San Francisco, California

Join Parties That Cook and Women's Initiative for a fun evening of cooking and wine - while helping the community.

You’ll find the evening to be well worth the $150 ticket, and thanks to Parties that Cook, $90 of your ticket will be tax deductible and donated to Women’s Initiative. This organization helps women with an average income level of $14,000 to get on their feet through a tailored entrepreneurial training program, resulting in many of the women starting their own business and hiring 2-3 employees each!

Arrive at the historic Ferry Building kitchen outside under the North Arcade, where you’ll be greeted with a glass of wine and light hors d’ oeuvres. Executive Chef Bibby Gignilliat will then provide a lively cooking demonstration with great tips such as the fastest way to chop an onion – without a tear!

You’ll then get into groups where you will get to prepare a delicious Mediterranean menu in a festive atmosphere, listening to upbeat music and sipping wine. Finally, you’ll be able to sit down, relax and enjoy the tantalizing meal you’ve created!

Mediterranean Market Menu

Crostini of Goat Cheese and Black Olive-Orange Tapenade
Pancetta-Wrapped Dried Plums with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

Main Course
Spice-Crusted Chicken with Harissa-Yogurt Sauce
Couscous with Preserved Lemons, Sweet One Hundreds and Mint
Green Beans with Apricots and Almonds

Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake with Raspberry Coulis

Wine Generously Donated by Beringer

Before dessert, Women’s Initiative CEO, Julie Abrams, will present their “Recipe for Success,” sharing heartwarming stories of how they’ve revitalized the Bay Area community for 22 years, serving more than 20,000 women.

The event is limited to 150 guests. Unable to join us? You can still support Women’s Initiative my making a donation here. See who the leadership team is at Women’s Initiative here. Want to do more than just buy a ticket? Enhance your experience and increase the number of women entrepreneurs trained and supported by Women's Initiative by being a sponsor. Being a sponsor is a great team building event with your employees or colleagues, is a fun way to build relationships among your clients, or have a cooking adventure with a group of friends.

Here is an overview of the sponsorship opportunities. For more details on opportunities and other benefits, please contact Niki Hinton at 415.878.2103 or [email protected].

Executive Chefs - $10,000

* 10 tickets (one tables of 10) with priority seating
* Event apron for each guest to take home
* A bottle of Women’s Initiative own wine for each guest to take home
* Sponsor of two raffle prizes

Chefs de Cuisine - $5,000

* 10 tickets (one table of 10)
* Event apron for each guest to take home
* A bottle of Women’s Initiative own wine for each guest to take home

Sous Chef Table Sponsor - $2,500

* 10 tickets (one table of 10)
* Event apron for each guest to take home

Chef de Parti - In-kind sponsors or other sponsors

* Tickets to the event may be provided (please inquire)



Official Website: http://www.partiesthatcook.com/events/san-francisco-bay-area-cooking-classes/cooking-up-success-for-womens-initiative-san-francisco/

Added by PartiesThatCook on April 8, 2010