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 Jessica Tijerina, Belen Rodriguez and Michele Phillips this Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This November meeting is a virtual gathering around Jessica's table where she teaches us how to make chai-spiced muffins with a cardamom glaze, utilizing her new Vanilla Masala Chai Spice Blend while chatting with Belen and Michele on what they are currently working on, challenges they face, and how networking and reaching out can affect our well being, mental health and ultimately our businesses. There will be time to take questions from our viewing members. We look forward to you joining in on the conversation!



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

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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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