For past fundraisers, the two Denver locations of Pizzeria Locale (at 550 Broadway and 3484 West 32nd Avenue) have donated a percentage of each specialty pizza sold for one day, but this time around, one dollar of every fig and prosciutto pizza sold from November 1 to 30 will go to Work Options for Women, which creates opportunities for sustained employment for women in the food-service industry through training and ongoing support.
Pizzeria Locale's culinary director, Jordan Wallace, notes that at $11, the pie is priced slightly above the restaurant's standard combos, but the amount and quality of the ingredients — including La Quercia prosciutto and imported Fontina Val D'Aosta cheese — and the extra dollar that goes to WOW give customers something extra. And the pizza will also be sold at Rioja all month to help raise even more money.
Bailey Denmark of Work Options for Women points out that thanks to previous fundraisers, the organization has been able to add a mobile culinary classroom in the form of a 26-foot truck equipped with a complete commissary kitchen. As part of the Work Options for Re-Entry program, the truck parks at halfway houses and other locations where women who cannot leave or don't have access to transportation to provide on-site culinary training from WOW executive chef Carrie Shores and her team.
Stop in at Rioja or the two Pizzeria Locale locations for lunch or dinner beginning this Thursday, November 1, and grab a great pizza for a great cause.