We just opened a restaurant downtown its kind of like the next step for women who really want to pursue this kind of work, Hawley says. There, theyre able to learn and be mentored in a positive but real-life situation. And the chefs there are a thousand times more patient than me. They really show a commitment toward these women. That endeavor, Cafe Options, a new breakfast-and-lunch spot located downtown in the U.S. Bank Tower, is just one of the programs that will benefit from tonights Women Cook! Dining for a Difference. The walk-around foodie fundraiser will feature small plates from eleven local female chefs and bakers, beginning at 6 p.m. at Congregation Emanuel, 51 Grape Street.
Hawley calls it the biggest WOW fundraiser of the year, so dig in! For tickets, $95, call 720-944-1917 or visit www.workoptions.org.
Mon., May 4, 6-8:30 p.m., 2009