oroptimist International of Colorado Springs

Not Just Soup Anymore!

Join us for an exploration of the delicious potential of beans in a buffet meal offering the opportunity to sample various expertly crafted bean-centered dishes. This unusual dinner is being sponsored by Soroptimist International of Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Blue Star Group Chef Andrew Sherrill and Colorado Women's Bean Project.

The Artisan Bean Dinner will be Monday, April 21, 2014 at Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905. The buffet will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $20 in advance. For tickets to this event, call 719-337-3871 or email soroptimist.cs@gmail.org. The proceeds from the dinner will help support projects benefiting women in Colorado. (A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible.)


Profits from the dinner go to the Women's Opportunity Award. Every year, SICS awards deserving women of Colorado scholarships to help them pursue a better education or professional training.


Blue Star Group Chef Andrew Sherrill is a well know chef in this area and has used his creativity to put together this highly unusual dinner.


Soroptimist International of Colorado Springs is an international service organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls at home and around the world. Locally, among other projects, they provide an award, The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award, to a woman who is the financial support of her family and who needs more education to provide for her family.


Colorado Women’s Bean Project started in 1989. It helps women who have fallen on hard times learn basic skills. They assemble gourmet mixes for bean soup, chili, salsa, dips, spice rubs, and more. Some of their products will be available for sale along with their catalog and order forms at the dinner.