Message from WWRC founder Sue Zelickson.

Women Who Really Cook is a networking organization for women in the food business in the Twin Cities area and greater Minnesota.

Monthly meetings are held in-person various locations where members work and virtually to share successes, ideas, dreams, desires, products and possibilities in the food world.

Our mission is to meet others with similar interests, concerns, and joys... to take time to laugh, smile, taste, and relish each others' specialties, while sharing our wants and needs with each other.

We dish up a bit of chit chat while making meaningful, supportive, and long-lasting friendships!

Join us as we come together virtually to chat with four fellow members and business owners over breakfast and coffee this Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8:30am.

We're kicking of 2021 with a fresh new start, introducing our first virtual breakfast meeting and a curated breakfast box you can enjoy at home! We'll chat with four fellow members and business owners on their current inspirations, professional journeys and what they have in store for 2021. There will also be time available for Q & A from viewers.

Our hosts include Sue Kakuk, Owner of Kakookies; Angie Gustafson, Owner of Gustola Granola; Jessie Kyarsgaard, Owner of Munkabeans Coffee House; and Christina Dorr Drake and Elena Zienda of Willa's Oat Milk.


We invite you to join us for breakfast and purchase the Better Mornings Breakfast box that includes a sampling of products from 4 women-led Minnesota businesses. Paired together or enjoyed individually, this carefully curated box of premium products is perfect for the coffee drinker, breakfast cookie lover, granola cruncher, and alternative milk connoisseur. 

Each Breakfast Box includes: 

  • 5 - Individually wrapped Kakookies, one of each flavor: Almond Cranberry, Boundary Waters Blueberry, Cashew Blondie, Dark Chocolate Cranberry, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • 1 - 11oz pouch Gustola Granola Pistachio, Pumpkin Seed, Coconut & Cherry
  • 1 - 32 oz carton Willa's Creamy Oat Milk (shelf stable)
  • 1 - 2oz pouch Munkabeans Breakfast Blend ground coffee & $5 Gift Card

All for $35! Purchase your Better Morning Breakfast box here! To receive FREE SHIPPING and a FREE WWRC MUG, check the Members-Only page for a discount code to use at checkout.

Purchase of the Box is not required - but we highly recommend it. What a great way to understand our hosts journey of developing a branded product and to support their businesses.


Women Who Really Cook presently has approximately 300 members who are a diverse group of individuals involved in or serve the food and hospitality industries. We offer a unique experience to our members by providing an environment of support and camaraderie with fellow like-minded women who can become invaluable resources of information and support. 

Here is what some of our members have to say about WWRC...

“WWRC is a networking group of women not like any networking group you have ever encountered! We actually help each other! It is a group of business orientated, food related professionals that enjoy getting together to share. If you are starting a business you will have some of the best people there to support and help you.  Maybe you need a good employee? WWRC has a great website that you can get just about anything. I have been a member for 4 years and I could not have accomplished all that I have without WWRC! It is an awesome group of women! Once you join you will be a member for life!” -- Susan Hanegan Burdorf, Gourmet Oil & Vinegar

"I like WWRC because it gives me the opportunity, as a private chef, to connect with other chefs and folks in the biz. I also love the camaraderie, excitement, and participation around the networking. Whenever I meet a woman in the food industry, I promote WWRC and encourage her to join! I can’t say enough about the organization." -- Laura Wade

Want to hear more testimonials from our members? Click here.


Find out who our members are by visiting our member directory.  Click here.

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Women Who Really Cook gives back to the community and your donation to support these activities is most welcome! 

Please consider donating to The Kids Cafe at Perspectives Family Center. Visit our Donate page to learn more about this great program.


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