WomenCook! 2015 Menu Preview

Women's 11th Annual WomenCook! - Dining for a Difference Event

Menu Preview

Join Work Options for Women on April 27, 2015 for a one-of-a-kind menu prepared by some of Denver’s most renowned female chefs. Here is a sneak peak of some of the participating chefs and dishes they are preparing for this charitable event.

Letisha Steele
WaterCourse Bakery
All Gluten Free and Vegan
Lemon Rosemary Bars
Chocolate Eclair Cakes
Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts
Mary Nguyen
Parallel Seventeen and
Olive & Finch
Bulgogi Beef Lettuce Wraps, Pickled Vegetables and Granny Smith Apples
Dana Rodriguez
Work & Class
Citrus-Halibut Ceviche with avocado mousse and tortilla chip
Aniedra Nichols
Elway’s Cherry Creek
Roasted Beet “Tartare”, Carrot Top Pesto, Grilled Bread Crostini
Jennifer Jasinski
Rioja, Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendôme and Stoic & Genuine
Pea and Ramp Risotto
Salmon Tartare
Lisa Bailey
D Bar
Avocado Fondue with Buttery Brioche Crouton

WomenCook Tickets

Temple Emanuel
51 Grape Street, Denver CO 80220
Monday, April 27, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


100% of the funds raised at WomenCook! 2015 goes toward helping Work Options for Women with their mission to help impoverished women gain the skills and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty and become gainfully and permanently employed in the food service industry.


Update: Raise $5,161 in 20 days

Thank you, for getting our campaign off to an amazing start!!

We can’t believe we are already over 58% funded after 15 days.

With the funds raised so far we will be able to buy an espresso machine for the new training station!! Thank you for believing in Work Options for Women and for being a part of our mission to empower under-served women through culinary job-training.


We need to raise an additional $2,168 in order to reach our goal of $5,161, which will allow us to complete the Barista Training Station at Cafe United. Please help us keep momentum going in the campaign by:

1) Emailing the campaign link, igg.me/at/WOWforSocialChange, to anyone who you think might be interested in contributing
2) Use the social icons on our campaign homepage to share through Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
3) Add a comment to our campaign homepage and share why you believe in this work!
Thank you again for your support and being a part of the WOW community. Here’s to a successful campaign!

With Gratitude,
-WOW Staff, Students, Graduates and Board Members

Join Work Options for Women on Indiegogo!

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Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to WOW’s Capital Campaign to build Cafe United.

Wait! We aren’t done yet.
Our challenge for the last 20 days of our Capital Campaign is to raise $5,161 for the Barista Training Station at Cafe United. The Barista Training Station will be a pivotal part of the new advanced training curriculum and a wonderful addition to Cafe United.

Check out our crowdfunding site!
We have created a donation page on Indiegogo, a popular crowdfunding site. Every time you and your friends donate on our Indiegogo page, you will be eligible to claim a perk! These perks are WOW’s way of saying THANKS and range from a Facebook shout-out to a signed photograph of our current WOW class.
Find Indiegogo page at: igg.me/at/WOWforSocialChange

Please join us in building Cafe United and play a huge role in building a better future for Denver women.

Non Profit Monday at Watercourse Foods

Image courtesy of WaterCourse Foods

Image courtesy of WaterCourse Foods


Please support Work Options for Women by dining at WaterCourse Foods on Monday, April 7th WaterCourse will donate a portion (10-15%) of the day’s sales to Work Options for Women.

The percentage donated to WOW depends on how many people come in, so please share this opportunity with your friends and family and help us pack the house! WaterCourse Foods is open from 11am-10pm on the 7th 80218.

We hope to see you there!




WOW executive director set for radio interview

Next week, you can hear Work Options for Women Executive Director Catherine Henry on the airwaves.

Radio host Kathy Bacon, recognized as one of Denver’s “Top 150 Unsung Heroes,” will interview Catherine during the MileHi Internet Radio show “Pay It Forward” on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. MDT.

You can listen online at MileHiRadio.com or live on your Android or iPhone through the TuneIn Radio app. Plus, be sure to join us on Twitter at @WOWDenver for a live tweet session during the radio show with the hashtag #payitforwardwow.

Catherine Henry, WOW Executive Director Continue reading

Bravo Press Release

jennifer-jasinski-fullWork Options for Women has been fortunate over the years to have many great chefs in the Denver area support our mission (WomenCook!) and we have some really exciting news to share. Jennifer Jasinski, one of Denver’s most awarded chefs and owners to some of Denver’s most popular restaurants, Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall will appear as a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters series premiering on July 24th and will compete for WOW, her charity of choice! There will be cash prizes awarded each week as well as a $100,000 grand prize. So if Jennifer wins, WOW wins!

In addition to this exciting news, the show has introduced an interesting twist with an online series for the sous chefs of the competing contestants. Chef Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall will also be participating in an online competition, which has already begun!

We wish Jennifer not only the best in the competition but for continued success in the culinary world. We are honored to be her charity of choice.