WOW Hosts 6th Annual WomenCook!

Dining for a Difference Fundraiser on Monday, May 3, 2010

Denver, Colorado - Work Options for Women (WOW), an innovative job placement and job training program that helps women move out of poverty and towards self-sufficiency, will host the 6th Annual WomenCook! Dining for a Difference on Monday, May 3, 2010 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street in Denver.

Attended by more than 450 people in 2009, WomenCook! is an elegant evening of culinary delights prepared by Denver's most respected and creative women chefs representing top-rated restaurants.

CBS4 reporter Gloria Neal will be emceeing the event and be joined by this year's participants including:

Aniedra Nichols - Elway's Cherry Creek
Elise Wiggins - Panzano
Jennifer Jasinski - Rioja and Bistro Vendôme
Kate Horton - Black Pearl
Kathleen Kenny Davia - Gateaux
Lisa Bailey - D Bar Desserts
Mary Nguyen - Parallel Seventeen
Sheila Lucero - Jax Fish House
Sandra Adams - Grand Hyatt Hotel Denver
Yasmin Lozada-Hissom - Duo and Olivéa
Francesca Ruiz - Los Cabos

And from Work Options for Women:
Michael Benson - WOW Café
Craig Dixon - Café Options

To reserve your tickets please visit and use event code: womencook1

For more information about the event and to find out about table sponsorships contact Dan Mondragon at 720-944-1920. Proceeds including sponsorships, individual donations, ticket sales, and silent auction purchases go directly toward helping WOW students with job training, job placement, case management, and follow-up services.
The mission of Work Options for Women is 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.

About Work Options for Women
Work Options for Women was founded in 1996 and provides "hands-on" culinary job training while operating the WOW Café at the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Building and Café Options at 1650 Curtis Street, serving hundreds of meals each day.

About Café Options
Café Options is a fast-casual restaurant located at 1650 Curtis Street, serving breakfast and lunch from 6:30am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. The eco-friendly café provides "graduate school" to the WOW trainees. It offers made-to-order salads, house-roasted meats, soups made from scratch, hand-crafted sandwiches on artisan breads and freshly baked pastries to go with a fabulous coffee drink from the full-service espresso bar.