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September Membership Meeting Notes

October 08, 2019 9:27 PM | Shelagh Mullen (Administrator)

WWRC Membership Meeting Notes

Monday, September 23, 2019 | @Grand Fete, Hudson, WI | Linda Quinn, member
The September member meeting of Women Who Really Cook was held at Kay Timm’s Grand Fete in historic downtown Hudson, WI. A mere half-hour drive from the Twin Cities on a gorgeous September afternoon. About 30 members met in Kay’s store and browse and had an opportunity to make some purchases (with a very generous 20% discount that day!) before heading going next door to JZ Wold Inspire Home (kitchen designers and cabinet makers) for the meeting.


Sue Z. started the meeting with a few announcements and introduced the new chef at Kids Cafe, Paschell Wilson and her sous chef Donyelle Williams. Paschell is a self-taught chef, and all the food they make is from scratch. She has a master's degree working with populations at risk, she is a perfect fit for the cafe. Sous chef Donyelle is a graduate of Perspectives, talk about having a good perspective. They are always looking for volunteers in the kitchen. If interested and available to lend a hand, or making dinner with the kids as guest chef go to perspectives-family.org/contact-us. February is Cooking Around the World month at the cafe, they will be cooking meals from around the world, help out if you can.

Julie Kendrick wrote a piece for HuffPost on WhirlyPop, the popcorn popper company out of Monon, Indiana, you can check it out here.

Joy Sorich of Cup of Joy Tea has had success with at her pop-ups and is now serving her specially created tea recipes at Kieran's Kitchen in the Food Building, NE Mpls.

Kathie Armstrong manufactures Kowalski’s private label bread mixes, she now has retail packaging for foodservice.

Jody Lichtor, president of MN Women in Film & Television says they are expanding and combining with Fargo/Moorhead and Duluth MNWFT.


The new owners of Bridgeman’s Ice Cream, Crystal and Meghan joined us. There is only one brick and mortar Bridgeman’s left, in Duluth. Welcome to WWRC!

Becki Melvie from Abundant Kitchen is hosting a culinary trip to Ireland next spring. Find out more here. They are also expanding to Excelsior in early November. Good luck Becki.

Lynette Bailey the Showroom Manager at Roth Distributing is looking for daytime demo chefs approx. 5 days a month. Contact Lynette

LoAnn Mockler of Sidedish also managers the Nordic Ware Factory Store, they are looking for help days and weekends. Contact LoAnn if interested.

Sue Kakuk of Kakookies has a new client…the Denver Broncos!

There's still time to sign-up for Food & Ag Ideas tours and seminars as part of Twin Cities Start-Up Week, for more info check this out

The next WWRC cook meeting will be at Tami Cabrera’s MuddyPaws Cheesecake in St. Louis Park. Monday, October 28 from 5-7:00, sign up here.

Respectfully submitted by Shelagh Mullen - Marketing/Outreach/Social Media Director


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