Fischer & Wieser’s Culinary Adventure Cooking School completed its latest Cooking for a Cause fundraising effort with the donation of $2,375 from a festive dinner class to Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools.
Company President/CEO Case D. Fischer made the presentation to representatives of Friends, a group devoted to preserving the legacy of rural schools going back to the mid-1800s. According to Fischer, the Cooking for a Cause program donates 100% of the proceeds from a cooking class to a worthy cause, along with a percentage of the event’s sales from the company’s historic retail store Das Peach Haus.
“We created Cooking for a Cause specifically to support small non-profits in the community, Fischer said. “The events are intimate and fun, and allow each group to gather with supporters to celebrate friendship and a common interest in a specific organization, while letting us do the “heavy-lifting” of putting on the event.”
The Country Schools dinner was the second in what Fischer & Wieser sees as a quarterly fundraising effort. The first benefitted the local Women’s Christian Job Corps, a Fredericksburg-based nonprofit that focuses on providing women with the skills and resources needed to find satisfying employment in the modern economy.
Cooking for a Cause hosts full-meal cooking classes with wine at the school for groups whose applications are approved by Fischer & Wieser. The evenings are a valuable chance for officers in each charity to spend time with donors and volunteers. The classes should reinforce each group’s mission and message, along with giving updates on new programs, finances and other important information.
“Thank you for a fun evening at Das Peach Haus and a fabulous meal,” Country Schools director-at-large Jane Woellhof wrote after the event. “Each attendee received a Fischer & Wieser folder with recipes for each menu item and Friends’ Driving Trail Brochure, Friends Cycling Brochure and our 2019 Open House and Events Card. Judge Mark Wieser received an edited 1820 Award of Merit as a appreciation for Judge J.B. Wieser and Judge Mark B Wieser, father and son, service as County Country School Superintendents during their terms in office.”
All nonprofits and other charitable organizations are invited to begin the simple Cooking for a Cause application process by phoning or emailing Nicole Whorton, marketing coordinator. Her contact information is 830-990-8021 and Nicole.Whorton@jelly.com.