With members, grant recipients and their guests in attendance, it was a full house at the beautiful Roth Living Showroom and Culinary Center in Minnetonka for our annual Sue Zelickson Grant Presentation meeting on May 22.
Women Who Really Cook awarded 11 Sue Zelickson Grants to students from six regional schools and culinary programs. The 2017 grant committee found all of the applicants to be outstanding and worthy of receiving the grant. We had to agree once we met these amazing grant recipients.
The meeting was again hosted by Lynnette Bailey and her team (Mary, Kelly, Cynthia and Lori) at the Roth Living Showroom and Culinary Center in Minnetonka. Along with tasty appetizers and a signature beverage provided by Roth and Rebecca Bouchier of Olive On Tap, WWRC members supplied a delicious variety of snacks and treats for us to enjoy and we toured the showroom. Thank you to:
Susan McIlroy -- Goldschmidt Vineyards
Tamara Multerer – Cargill and Sartori Cheese
Linda Quinn -- Café Latte
Tami Cabrera -- Muddy Paws Cheesecake
Rebecca Bouchier -- Olive on Tap
Sara Hayden – Sara’s Tipsy Pies
Abby Randall – The Tomato Vine
In addition to their $500.00 grant, recipients also received Irena Chalmers' book “Food Jobs 2” and a 1-year membership to WWRC from Women Who Really Cook. Other gifts included:
Bundt Baking Pan – Martha Dalquist and Nordic Ware
A 1-year subscription to Food Service News from Laura Michaels and Food Service News
A Le Cordon Bleu cookbook from Dawn Meyer and Twin Cities Le Cordon Bleu
Special thanks also go to Dani McFarland who photographed the event for us again this year.
Since the creation of the Sue Zelickson Grant program in 2007, Women Who Really Cook has given more than $40,000 in grants to women students. The grant program is entirely funded by Women Who Really Cook member dues and member contributions--thank you members!
Congratulations to these 2017 recipients and welcome to Women Who Really Cook and a great community of women working and networking within the industry!
Art Institutes International-Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Minneapolis/Saint Paul
Saint Paul College, St. Paul, MN
South Central College, Mankato
Normandale Community College
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI