Wives With Knives Recap

We had SUCH a fabulous time at the 1st ever Wives with Knives event! If you didn’t make it, here is what you missed:

Why we are here…….
-    Because we all share a lust and love for the “Good Stuff “- good food, good wine, good restaurants, good company
-    Because we are all very social – we love to mingle and meet while we nibble and drink
-    Because we want to play with knives……skillfully !
-    Because we like SPECIAL and we get special privileges, special treatment, special prices-
-    Because it’s a cute name, the wine is FREE! And we get a knife and a plant!!!
Wives with Knives Benefits
-    Knife skills lessons
-    Free knife sharpening
-    Wholesale pricing for new knives
-     Platters and equipment available
-    Catering discounts from 10% – 30% off
-    Special ordering of hard to find products
-    Personal advice from the Chef – call or email
-     Wine purchases at cost + 10%
-    25% discount for private parties in DeFazio’s Kitchen (excludes Corporate Team Building)
-    DeFazio Reward Dollars (May be used towards purchasing food, wine, catering,  rent a waiter/bartender, other catering services.)
-    $200 for a bridal referral
-    $25 for shower referral
-    $50 for rehearsal dinner referral
-    $50 for referring a private customer
-    $100 for referring a new corporate customer
-    $50 for the best new hors d oeuvres recipe
When is Our Next Social?
July 27th and October 26th (so mark your calendars and reserve your spot!)
Are we under any obligation?
Absolutely not, only to have fun!
Is there a charge?  Not for our quarterly meetings .  It’s all about fun, food and FREE**
**Cooking classes – wine dinners – wine tastings, couples cooking class, trips to Italy, etc. will        have charges, of course.
How many “Wives with Knives “may attend?
Approximately 30 (more if we have a tent party or when we have grilling lessons).  Some classes and special dinners may be limited due to space constraints, etc.

If you missed this one and you can’t wait for the next one, don’t forget to mark your calendars for July 27th.  The theme will be all about GRILLING. Can’t wait to see you there!

Food for Thought: The City of Hope

If you have never heard of it do yourself a favor and Google it.

The City of Hope is a Los Angles based research center devoted to the study of and hopefully eradication of women’s cancers. It is one of only 40 such centers it the country. Currently Virginia does not have such a center.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of catering lunch for Team Markel which was over 200 strong of the estimated 1000 folks that converged on the nation’s capitol for the City of Hope’s walk for hope.
The purpose of this rally was simple; draw attention, educate and inform the public and raise awareness and money. Stories and testimonials were both inspiring and tear jerking. The statistics and numbers are frightening. Women of all ages, varying socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures are potential victims of the many debilitating and fatal forms cancer. At present the City of Hope has over 800 different studies and research projects under hand.

At the City of Hope’s request, Richmond’s own Anthony F. “Tony” Markel was asked and agreed to chair a very ambitious multiyear campaign to raise an unprecedented one billion dollars for research. To my knowledge there is no other effort in the county with goals set this high.

The Good Stuff.
Joe