Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Toast to the Holidays!

Velvet Rope
The Velvet Rope from Waterbar

From Halloween through New Year's, you'll find us overseeing a joyous parade of parties. We're baking, of course, but we're also making sure everyone's glass is filled with something festive. And this year we plan to raise the bar—literally!—and concoct some delicious original beverages.

For guidance, we asked Jennifer Philpot, the bartender at San Francisco's Waterbar restaurant, to suggest some holiday-themed beverages. She generously obliged with adult and child-friendly versions, which you'll find below and in our recipe database.

Baker's Profile

Rachel Wilhelm

Rachel Wilhelm

When she accepted a summer internship at C&H Sugar's quality-assurance lab, Creighton University sophomore Rachel Wilhelm was looking for real-world science experience. She got that and much more—including the opportunity to coordinate our successful bake sale benefitting Share Our Strength.

"The bake sale was the biggest thing I worked on all summer," reports Rachel, whose efforts helped C&H raise $1,775 to end childhood hunger. But it wasn't just about the bottom line. "I got to meet almost every single employee face to face," Rachel says. "I felt proud to know such kind-hearted, dedicated people!"

In the News

Hard-working Interns Pitch In to Fight Childhood Hunger

As proud sponsors since 2008 of Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale, we’ve frequently encouraged you to join us in reaching our goal: to end childhood hunger by the year 2015. We’ve loved hearing about your bake sales (see last year's sidebar story), so we’re turning the tables and telling you about the bake sales we held this summer in Crockett, California, and in Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to two enterprising and enthusiastic interns, our events were a huge success!