MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.— CulinArt Group partnered with long-time client Intuit and Second Harvest Food Bank on a fundraising event focused on kids and food. CulinArt assistant vice president Ali Gonzalez and his team coached participating Intuit associates, with their children, on the art of making the perfect pancake. This pancake cook-off was a central component of the day’s events, which also included the sale of CulinArt-created family-friendly gift baskets stocked with ingredients to make pancakes (and more) at home. Proceeds from the gift basket sales were donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.
For the cook-off, approximately 55 kids were each provided a bucket filled with whisks, CulinArt chef hats, spatulas and pancake mix (their choice of buttermilk, whole wheat or gluten free). The kids made their own pancake batter and added fresh fruit donated by SF Specialty Produce . CulinArt Group chefs assisted the kids on the various griddles set up for the event. Throughout the event kids were also invited to a kids’ corner where they could read the book, “If you give a pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff. The event was a great opportunity for parents/families to engage in the workplace, for a great cause. “Once again CulinArt focused on food and a great partnership with Intuit to make this a successful event,” said Gonzalez. Together CulinArt Group and Intuit raised enough funds to donate 2,150 meals.