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The October member meeting of Women Who Really Cook was held at Tami Cabrera’s Muddypaws Cheesecake bakery in St. Louis Park. Tami started her business with ten flavors, now she’s up to 222 flavors! Tami will be hosting her annual fundraiser to help local charities. This year she will be supporting Perspectives and a local pet shelter. There will be 5 bands and 25 local vendors (20% of purchased proceeds will go to these organizations). Please bring an unused toy or pet food, see her website for more details.
Some ideas for gifts (teens are hard to buys for!)
- Sports memorabilia
- Gift cards
Loanne Mockler shared the next date for our monthly meeting is on November 21 (that’s tomorrow!) from 3-5:00 at Golden Fig Fine Foods on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Please see the WWRC website for more details and to register (or cancel if that’s the case).
NordicWare is looking for factory store workers. No evenings or Sundays. Contact Loanne for more info.
Claire Enkolt has started a new business (Yolkd Eggs) creating wax-coated hard-boiled eggs. They infuse the eggs with fun flavors like Spicy Sriracha, Classic Surry or Simply Salted. Check out yolkdeggs.com for more information. How eggciting! :)
Mariola Minta has a wellness spa in Wayzata called Yantar. At Yantar they perform micro-derm technicians as well as nutritional therapy. Mariola is looking for a kitchen to produce her kombucha. Please contact her at 612-805-5074 with any info you could share.
There’s a new chef in town! Antionette Pearson-Ettinger, has graduated from St. Paul Culinary College, congratulations. Here’s what she’s doing, she bakes for fundraisers. How fantastic is that!
Julie Johnson came as a guest of mine (Shelagh). Julie is now a member, thanks Julie! Welcome to WWRC, glad you are here. Julie has just started an amazing salsa company called JJ’s RedHead Salsa. This stuff is smokin’ (because it IS smoked). Julie is looking for guidance scaling up as she tries to grow her business.
Jill Holter and Kelly McManus are in the process of rolling out there new online business concept Food Makers Academy. Helping makers grow their food business from concept to success. Way to go ladies! Here’s more info.
Smart and snappy writer, Julie Kendrick has a few fun articles. In the Costco Connection she interviewed the grandson of Irma Bombeck (origianal author) about the new Joy of Cooking cookbook. She also just published an article on Rose McGee and her sweet potato pies donations for Good Age Magazine Julie writes smart and snappy stories, and loves food!
Rose McGee is looking for volunteers for her pie-making. Unfortunately, I do not have contact info for Rose. If you see Rose, please remind her to update her membership! :) We love Rose.
Karen Smith from Healthy OilSeeds brought her friend Alicia who teaches culinary arts at Monticello Highschool. Alicia is looking for anyone able and willing to come and speak to her classes about their careers in food. Please contact Karen for Alicia’s info. 763-370-4143
Sue Kakook from Kakookies is now selling her amazing cookies to LinkedIn and Twitter corporate offices. So fun Sue!
Marty Glanville of Sunrise Flour Mill will soon be producing 4 pasta shapes from the new pasta extruder they purchased from Italy. Sounds delicious!
Jessica Tijerina, a personal chef is now a brand ambassador for The United Noodle which just opened a new store in Woodbury. Jessica also teaches cooking classes at The Abundant Kitchen and NordicWare. She shared with us that Becki Melvie the owner of Abundant Kitchen has opened another store in Excelsior, check it out!
Nikkolette Krumheuer from Nikkolette’s Macarons has opened a new shop at 169 north of 55. She is also opening a production kitchen for makers, available to rent. Contact Nikkolette directly. At 651-334-8821.
Jesse Baker from Munkabeans Coffee in Hopkins will be part of Holiday in Hopkins Shop Small event on Saturday, November 30. Gingerbread house contest to ensue! Here’s a link to the Facebook page.
Our next WWRC cook meeting will be at member Laurie Crowell's Golden Fig Fine Food on Grand Ave. in St. Paul. Thursday, November 20, from 3-5, sign up here.
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