On Sunday, May 23, 2021, Lori Klein and Betsy Mencher held the first online cooking class, and it was a huge success! Both of them have a strong connection to the myeloma community and have held successful fundraisers in the past.  At the beginning of the year, I was contacted by Lori to let me know that they wanted to do a fundraiser, but she and her fellow organizers didn't know whether it should be a 'live' event or virtual. They decided on organizing a virtual cooking class and went about looking for a Chef who would participate. 

Chef Alonso Roche stepped up to the plate and designed a class that would teach participants skills, as well as working along with them to create a delicious meal. Once a participant registered, they received an ingredients list and the Zoom call-in information. The response was immediate. Before they knew it, the available spots were filled.  Everyone had a great time and ended up with a great Sunday dinner!

If you want to chat about your idea, please don't hesitate to contact Suzanne Battaglia at [email protected].  No idea is off limits and we will be there to support you at every turn.

In the meantime, here is the Zoom video link, as well as some photos of the dishes that were created!


frittata eggs and veggies pastries


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