Women from throughout the Coachella Valley raised money for the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital while receiving cooking tips on Wednesday.
About 70 women attended the Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild Cooking Demonstration at Cuistot Restaurant in Pam Desert. The event kicked off the 11th season of the Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild, which helps support the hospital.
“Among our most ardent and valued supporters are the residents of the Coachella Valley,” said Randy Possinger, assistant vice president of the Loma Linda University Health Office of Philanthropy, in a press release. “The cooking demonstration was just one example of the many creative ways the Guild supports the valley’s Children’s Hospital and helps ensure the sickest children in the valley have a place to go.”
The event, hosted by Cuistot owner and Executive Chef Bernard Dervieux, allowed participants the chance to learn new cooking techniques while also joining in the discussion about how to serve the needs of area children.
“I look forward, God willing, to continuing to work with the Guild to purchase the latest technology and equipment to continue to improve care for the children we transport to the PICU,” said Dr. Shamel Abd-Allah, chief of the Pediatric Critical Care Division at the Children's Hospital.