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Tonight: Women Cook! and raise funds for Work Options for Women

It's one of the great culinary paradoxes: While most household-name chefs are men, in most households, women are the ones wearing the aprons. But the annual fundraiser for Work Options for Women -- a nonprofit enterprise that teaches impoverished women the skills they need to become gainfully employed in the food-service industry -- shows us that there are some fantastic female chefs here in Denver.

WomenCook! Dining for a Difference

starts at 6 p.m. tonight at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street; included in the lineup are such names as Elise Wiggins (

Panzano

), Jennifer Jasinski (

Rioja

), Sheila Lucero (

Jax Fish House

) and many more. Tickets, $125, are selling fast; call 720-944-1166 or visit

www.workoptions.org

to get yours.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.

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