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Parties That Cook Announces B Corp Re-Certification

B the Change

We are excited to announce Parties That Cook’s B Corp Re-certification!

B CorporationAs a certified B Corporation, Parties That Cook is committed to bettering the community through the events services we provide. First certified back in 2011, we still believe that businesses must create value for society, not just shareholders. Over 900 businesses have already joined the B Corp community, and we are proud to be a part of this network.

Why do B Corps matter? According to the B Corp website, “As a result of our collective success, individuals and communities will enjoy greater economic opportunity, society will address its most challenging environmental problems, and more people will find fulfillment by bringing their whole selves to work.” Companies are challenged not just to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. And this community of B Corp businesses is proving you can be successful while taking care of people and the planet.  Now that’s something we can get behind.


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Goat Cheese Crostini Inspired by Local Goats

Courtesy of Scott Bauer

Courtesy of Scott Bauer

As summer begins, we welcome the long days of sunshine, beach weather, and gorgeous produce. I love the camaraderie of backyard gatherings and grilling adventures. Summer brings a lot of great things like s’mores, bonfires, and the permeating aromas of barbecue, but it also brings major threats like forest fires. Every summer for as long as I can remember, the evening news has reported on yet another fire burning out of control and destroying thousands of acres of trees. Granted, fires are actually good for our forests because they promote new growth. Fun fact: There are species of Pine that need the heat of a forest fire in order to release seeds for new trees. Still, I think we can all agree that a wild fire burning beyond control is terrifying. So when a few of the lovely ladies in the office started talking about a herd of goats being led across San Francisco to help prevent such fires, I was engulfed in curiosity.

Goat Cheese Crostini With Tomato JamThese goats are the “latest innovation” in preserving endangered species in environmentally sensitive areas. City Grazing reports that these animals munch up all the weeds and maintain vegetation growth without threatening the environment. Furthermore, a little research quickly showed that these herds are often hired to eat dry debris on the forest floors and lower the destructiveness of a forest fire. Cheers to an environmentally friendly way of managing vegetation! As an official B Corp, this is music to our ears.

To celebrate, we thought this recipe for Goat Cheese Crostini would be the perfect light appetizer to any summer gathering. The slightly tangy goat cheese pairs surprisingly well with the mildly sweet tomato jam, and the flavors of each compliment each other for a savory treat!