left to right: Stephanie Covey. Brooke Chandler, Thao Tambunan, Kelly Tinsay, Kim Calavas
ABW’s Cupcake Wars for Charity Benefits DC House of Ruth
Throughout the year ABW Appliances sponsors cooking competitions for charity. The competitions bring awareness to local issues and raise money for charity. Our showroom becomes a stage for an evening of goodwill and friendly competition. The teams who compete are not only cooking for boasting rights but also to benefit charity.
Our most recent charity cooking challenge, Cupcake Wars, raised $9,500! Each team baked five dozen cupcakes in our luxury kitchens. Guest judges, included Lauren Katz, winner of the ABC Great Holiday Baking Show. Each cake received points for taste, originality, and presentation. The winner: Happy Spring cupcake baked by Cupcake Divas.
Winning team member Thao Tambunan explains why she chose House of Ruth: “I wanted a local charity, and I previously worked on the CFL campaign, and I support the cause to help women.” ABW’s Brooke Chandler, added, “We make a living by what you get, but we make a life by what we give. I am so fortunate to work someplace that recognizes both sides of this equation and enables their employees to make a difference in the community. Meeting the compassionate people who work for House of Ruth not only reminded us all to be so thankful for our many blessings in life, but to be thankful for those who reach out to help those that are struggling, no matter what the reason may be.” Stephanie Covey, House of Ruth Development Officer, expressed her appreciation for the donation. Check back with us for our next cooking for charity challenge event, Chopped for Charity! This challenge brings stiff competition. Viking Range has announced celebrity Chef Joe Arvin will be on their team. Happy Spring baked by Cupcake Divas in ABW Appliances Thermador demonstration kitchen.