Lark Creek Restaurant Group Holds 6th Annual Gingerbread Wishes for Make-A-Wish Foundation This November
The Lark Creek Restaurant Group announces its sixth annual “Gingerbread Wishes” event to support Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Throughout the month of November, each restaurant in the Group* invites guests to celebrate the holiday season by giving to a worthy cause. With 100% of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish, guests can order star-shaped, fresh-baked gingerbread cookies off the dessert menu for only $10.00 each, to decorate with frosting, sprinkles and candies. Designed by One Market Restaurant Pastry Chef Patti Dellamonica-Bauler, the cookies can be enjoyed while dining, taken home in a decorative bag or given as a gift.
Lark Creek Restaurant Group has raised more than $100,000 through the annual Gingerbread Wishes campaign held since 2007 and was honored as one of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area’s “Heroes” of 2009 for their fundraising efforts through Gingerbread Wishes.
“The Gingerbread Wishes campaign is a wonderful event,” says Patricia Wilson, Executive Director of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. “It brings joy and delight to children and adults alike, which is what we strive to do every day by granting wishes to children with life-threatening conditions and their families. The Lark Creek Restaurant Group understands the power of a wish.”
The Group was inspired to work with the organization after an employee’s niece, suffering from leukemia, was granted a wish through Make-A-Wish for a garden in her backyard to look at through her bedroom window.
“Charity is a priority for our Group, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to host another year of Gingerbread Wishes,” said Lark Creek Restaurant Group Co-Founder, President and CEO Michael Dellar. “We thought it was wonderful what Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area did for a young lady so close to our organization and it was apparent how much it lifted her spirits. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to put together a program that directly benefits children in our community. We were so thrilled to reach the milestone of $100,000 in giving last year and hope to see all of our guests decorating cookies this November helping to achieve our next milestone of giving—$125,000.”
*Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s participating Bay Area restaurants include The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur; One Market Restaurant, Lark Creek Steak and Cupola Pizzeria in San Francisco; Lark Creek Walnut Creek; Yankee Pier in Larkspur and Lafayette; Lark Creek Blue at Santana Row in San Jose; and Fish Story in Napa.