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  • July 18, 2016 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    On July 18, The Good Acre and our host, Director of Kitchen Operations Emily Paul, welcomed 35 WWRC members and guests to their facility in Falcon Heights for a tour, treats and lots of great networking. The Good Acre is a nonprofit food hub (one of about 400 in the U.S.) with a mission to enhance how food is grown and shared in the Twin Cities region, to improve marketplace opportunities for diverse independent farmers, and to increase access for all consumers to healthy, locally-grown fresh produce. 

    In their certified organic facility, they aggregate produce from the small growers with whom they work, offering washing, sorting and processing facilities, warehousing and cold storage. They help farmers with redistribution of produce through their CSA and by creating markets for farmers beyond farmers markets such as restaurants, institutional wholesale buyers, schools and nursing homes. The Good Acre has a licensed education and training commercial kitchen certified by the Department of Agriculture that is open to the public by reservation and is available for use by small food producers who want to source their products from local farmers. They conduct public classes in their education and training classroom and the classroom is available for rental.


  • June 10, 2016 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    On June 10th, we were lucky enough to hold our membership meeting at the K'UL Chocolate Factory, a farm-to-bar chocolate factory located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. K'ul (pronounced cool) creates great tasting, good for you, functional chocolate and energy bars. Their bean-to-bar artisan dark chocolate is designed to elevate the superfood status of this vital nourishment. Hosts Peter Kelsey and his wife, WWRC member Elena Kelsey put on a great meeting, beginning with a guided tour of the factory and ending with a tasting of their artisan chocolates, accompanied by wine (perfect for tasting chocolate) and other beverages, their energy bars and other treats.


  • May 16, 2016 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    At our annual Sue Zelickson Grant Presentation meeting on May 16, Women Who Really Cook awarded a record number of 20 Sue Zelickson Grants to students from seven regional schools and culinary programs. The 2016 grant committee found all of the applicants to be exemplary. We had to agree once we met these amazing grant recipients. 

    The meeting was again hosted by Lynnette Bailey and her team at the Roth Living Showroom and Kitchen Theater in Minnetonka. Along with appetizers and a signature beverage provided by Roth, WWRC members supplied a delicious variety of snacks and treats. Thank you to:

    Roth Living
    Goldschmidt Vineyards
    Gerhard's Brats
    Midwest Northern Nuts 
    Café Latte
    Muddy Paws Cheesecake
    Olive on Tap
    The Wedge Community Co-op

    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, a baking pan from Nordic Ware, a 1-year subscription to Food Service News from Food Service News and flowers. 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 2016 recipients and welcome to Women Who Really Cook!

    Art Institutes International-Minnesota, Minneapolis
        Josie Batchelor
        Melissa Bobby
        Abigail Burke
        Danielle Gerjets
        Sonja Kehr
        Amber Lord
        Allison Marche
        Sparkle Sparkman
        Samantha Taylor
        Jasmine Williamson
    Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Minneapolis/Saint Paul
        Hope Bloms
        Tacoyia Harris
        Muna Shabele
    North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND
        Melissa Byer
    University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
        Maria Lewis
    Saint Paul College, Saint Paul, MN
        Jennifer Shaffner
        Adia Vega
    Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
        Hannah Thompson
    St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St. Cloud, MN
        Candace Lynn Waldoch


  • April 19, 2016 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    Spring has finally sprung and WWRC members were happy to get out and visit the newest addition to hosts Anoush and Elli Ansari's family of restaurants, District Fresh Kitchen and Bar in Wayzatta. Thirty-four members were treated to a delicious array of fresh appetizers including house made hummus and guacamole and kalbi chicken skewers. The restaurant decor is absolutely beautiful and we spent a great couple of hours hearing Anoush and Elli's story and networking to catch up on all that our members are involved in.

    Thank you Anoush and Elli Ansar!


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