WWRC - the place to really connect
Women Who Really Cook (WWRC) is a professional networking organization for women in the food and hospitality industry. It was founded in 1993 by Sue Zelickson, a James Beard Award winner, Twin Cities food columnist and radio personality.
We presently have approximately 300 members who include business owners, food product developers, chefs, restaurant owners, writers, food stylists, recipe testers, artisan farmers and producers, food product managers, marketers, event planners, caterers, educators and more.
The mission of Women Who Really Cook is to provide our members with hospitality and food industry information, resources and on-going promotional opportunities that will help them in reaching their personal and professional goals. We provide avenues – through monthly meetings and a member-access-only website – for members to share their ideas, talents, products, job opportunities, dreams and aspirations with each other to provide help along the way to professional success in the food world.
It’s a powerful network for those seeking jobs in the food and hospitality industry or for employers seeking talented additions to their staffs. Members also use the website to highlight events and happenings in the food world, to introduce products, buy or sell equipment, find technical assistance or get help or guidance with specific needs.
WWRC also provides financial assistance for education related expenses to female students pursuing a career in the culinary arts or hospitality industry.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
INVITING GUESTS TO MEETINGS
You are welcome to bring a guest to our monthly meetings as long as she meets our membership criteria and you confirm the guest invitation with the WWRC meeting planner by the RSVP date. We kindly ask that you refrain from bringing the same guest more than once. Due to space limitations, some meeting venues allow for only member attendance.
Memberships are individual, not group. Women Who Really Cook does not have a corporate membership rate. Multiple individuals from an organization must each have an individual membership. Membership is active for 1 year from the date you joined or renewed. Membership dues are $45.00 per person annually, $25.00 for full-time students or retirees not gainfully employed.
Women Who Really Cook Board Members
At-Large/Special Projects Directors:
Marketing/Outreach/Social Media Director:
WHO WE SUPPORT:
Women Who Really Cook gives back to the community and we would love your help! Consider making a donation to the following:
To make a donation to one of these important community programs, please visit our Donate page.