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

WomenCook Tickets

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

WOW-Logo

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.

Advertisements

Work Options for Women: Winter Newsletter

Work Options for Women Newsletter

Cafe United

View of Cafe United

Work Options for Women (WOW) opened its third training site in October 2014. The café is located at the new Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change, at Park Avenue and California Street in the Curtis Park neighborhood right here in Denver. At Cafe United, we serve coffee, breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. To view the full menu, visit cafeunited.com.

Signature Salads

Cafe United’s Signature Salads

 

ABOUT CAFÉ UNITED

At Cafe United, WOW is able to offer students a higher level of training including barista, catering, and supervisory skills training. By obtaining these additional skill sets, and by having real-life experience in these roles, WOW students will become more competitive in the food service industry and seek jobs that pay a higher wage.
Also, 100% of the proceeds from your purchase will benefit Work Options for Women’s 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.
Support Cafe United on Facebook. Go to http://www.facebook.com/CafeUnitedDenver and click the like button to get the latest news from Cafe United right to your news-feed.


Carrie Shores

Chef Carrie Shores

 Welcome to WOW Chef Carrie Shores
Before becoming the Chef Manager at Cafe Options this past November, Chef Carrie was the executive chef at Table 6 on E 6th Ave and Corona Street in Denver, Colorado.
As the executive chef at Table 6, Chef Carrie earned many accolades, including being admitted into the Denver Five’s exclusive lineup of Colorado’s most-extraordinary chefs of 2014. Chef Carrie is best known for her love of farm-to-table cuisine. In a recent interview with Westword she said, “Let’s focus on real food and real ingredients”, expressing her dislike of fake or imitation foods.
Chef Carrie spent many hours in the WOW kitchen as a volunteer before joining the WOW team, teaching unemployed and disadvantaged women culinary skills. Her mantra “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” rings in the minds of WOW’s students learning in our kitchens, her new home. Work Options for Women is very lucky to have her.
Hang out with Chef Carrie on April 7, 2015 for Work Options for Women’s April Cooking Class at Cafe Options. Chef Carrie will be leading the class, demonstrating some of her favorite recipes and answering your questions.
For more information about Cooking Classes at Cafe Options, visit workoptions.org/cookingclasses.


2014 Graduates

Some of the WOW graduating class of Fall 2014

Congratulations Fall 2014 Graduates
This past October, Work Options for Women honored sixteen students who have completed WOW’s Culinary Job Skills Training program and have been employed for at least three months. Each graduate was presented with an official Work Options for Women Graduation certificate and a brand new chef’s knife to get them started on their new career in the food service industry.
We could not be more proud of all our graduates. They have worked hard to overcome past barriers to employment and to learn culinary and job skills like: Kitchen Math, ServSafe and Knife Skills. With their new skills, confidence and chef’s knives, these graduates are fully equipped to be successful in gaining self-sufficiency.
After graduation, WOW graduates have the opportunity to continue their culinary education at WOW by attending Advanced Culinary & Supervisor Skills Training Courses. These courses are designed to help students become more competitive in the food service industry and seek jobs with higher wages and opportunities for advancement.


Receive our next newsletter right at your doorstep.

Sign up here!

You’re invited to a cooking class that benefits Work Options for Women
January Cooking Class

Chef Ian Kleinman has been described as a “Mad (Food) Scientist” and “A Modern Day Willy Wonka” in news stories and food blogs across the country. With his affinity for liquid nitrogen and belief that amazing food should also be entertaining, it’s no wonder why this chef’s catering business, The Inventing Room, is so popular.

Would you like an opportunity to see some of Chef Ian Kleinman’s molecular magic and possibly learn some of his best-kept secrets? Make sure to get your tickets to his cooking class this January at Café Options.

100% of the proceeds will go toward Work Options for Women 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.


Who:

When:

Where:

Chef Ian Kleinman
Chef/Owner of The Inventing Room
Monday, January 19, 2015
at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cafe Options 1650 Curtis Street

TICKETS

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!

In Interesting Image!

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.

July Cooking Class at Little Man Ice Cream

Little Man and WOW

Jordan Stearns from Little Man Ice Cream
When: July 30, 2014 at 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Little Man Ice Cream’s Kitchen: 3216 Tejon St.

This class may prove to be our most fun yet. Little Man Ice Cream has invited us to their kitchen to see how they create their yummy ice cream flavors. Meet the staff and get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Denver’s most iconic ice cream shops while, of course, creating and eating ice cream.
Click here for more information

Proceeds from WOW Cooking Classes benefit Work Options for Women’s mission.

Unseen Reflections by Tom Haygood

Unseen Reflections by Tom Haygood

Tom Haygood entered the world of photography when he was appointed the Official Photographer for his eighth grade Track and Field day. His passion for photography continued during his career as a Physician. During his visit to Denver in 2006 he was taken by how the towering office buildings transformed into giant canvasses fill with golden reflections containing patterns, shapes and colors that he had never noticed before. He wanted to capture these visions, not only for his own soul, but also to share this extraordinary discovery with the rest of the world. So upon retirement from the profession of Medicine he entered the profession of Fine Art Photography.

See original works by Tom Haygood at Cafe Options.