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Join us for an evening of tiramisu, fresh pasta dough, and all kinds of secret recipes! The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley's Emerging Leaders group is hosting its second ever Friendraiser - a cooking class!

This evening will be a fun way to meet new friends, eat great food that you make yourself, and we might even have a few minutes to share a couple of low commitment ways you and your crew can share your time, energy, and skills to help out others in the Chippewa Valley.

At this event, you can look forward to learning a smattering of basic kitchen and cooking skills and then work to prepare and enjoy a carefully curated dinner that you can repeat in your own kitchen to convince your friends and family and you can "cook fancy" now. The class will be hosted by Beth and Landon Cerny, who come from a long line of ravioli makers and is a member of the family who once owned Bona Casa in Cumberland, WI.

The menu of items you'll be preparing and eating that night will consist of three courses:

1st Course

Mixed Green Salad

Oil and Vinegar Dressing

2nd Course

Ravioli with the following fillings:

Cheese and Raisin

Sausage and Cheese

Cheese and Spinach


Homemade Marinara Sauce

3rd Course


We look forward to meeting you and hanging out for dinner together!

*21 and over, nuts/dairy/gluten are plentiful for this event

Cost $35 per person, $30 with Rake and Run Discount. Class size is limited, so register early!

Rake and Run Discount: New this class, we're offering a $5 discount to anyone who is able to join us on Saturday, November 2 to rake yards for our local community members who could use some help. The event runs from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, and if you can join us for two or more hours you're eligible for the discount! We'll contact you after you register for more information on how to sign up.

About the Chefs:

Beth and Landon Cerny bring a unique Italian experience and some old world traditions to the Emerging Leaders dinner party. Beth began cooking at a young age, learning from her grandmother Josephine and father Greg. She was taught old world traditions like pizza fritte, scazelle, from the farm Italian Sausage, tortellini, ravioli, and the long-time secret family sauce recipe. She then helped make ravioli and serve at the restaurant Bona Casa in Cumberland, which was originally started by her relatives Tom and Anne Ricci. Beth and Landon have cooked many Italian dinners to raise money for non-profit organizations and for St. James the Greater Parish.

Beth has recently opened Grazie, an Aveda Concept Salon, with her partner Kari Hulke and loves making people feel beautiful every day. Beth and her husband Landon have two children, Cash and Sophia. In their spare time Beth and Landon enjoy being wine and beer connoisseurs with Taproom Travelers, being active in the community, and, of course, throwing dinner parties for family and friends.

Venue Information

The Community Table
20 Putnam St # 2
Eau Claire, WI 54703
+7 15- 83-4-5043
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Organizer Information

United Way

3603 N Hastings Way, Suite 200
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 834-5043

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