Cafe & Catering

Giving Back

We feel it’s important to be a good neighbor by being actively involved in our community.

                  
In November 2010 Costeaux was quietly involved in significant donations to two northern California events, the Redwood Gospel Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet and North Country Services’ Thanksgiving Meal Program. Our bakers produced 5,000 specially-baked dinner rolls and dozens of handmade pumpkin pies for these programs.   
 
Each year the Bakery donates products to over 500 community events. Our charitable partners include the Rotary International, Kiwanis, Future Farmers of America, 4-H, Healdsburg Senior Center, Shared Ministries of Healdsburg, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Fort Bragg Food Bank, City of Healdsburg, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Healdsburg Community Chorus, AAUW, Healdsburg Unified School District, Cardinal Newman High School, St. John School, The Healdsburg School, Healdsburg Jazz Festival, the Boys and Girls Club, Alexander Valley School, school sports programs, and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life just to name a few. 
 
All in all, total contributions for 2010 exceeded $35,000.  
 
In addition to product donations, we have a long-standing tradition of rolling up our sleeves to immerse ourselves in community and civic volunteerism. Our staff actively participates in the community organizations including the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Healdsburg Senior Center, Rotary and others.
 
Our General Manager Will Seppi is the current President of the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise. Our last e-newsletter featured images of St. Patrick’s Day and the Sunrise Rotary at Costeaux.
 
We are also present at many wine and hospitality special events such as Wilson Winery’s Children of Vineyard Workers' Scholarship Fundraiser, Crush Festival, Pigs & Pinot and the Russian River Beer & BBQ Festival, Pick of the Vine Senior Advocacy, Mendocino Coast’s WineSong! and many more. 
 
Costeaux  played host for Russian River Chamber Music concerts and sponsored performances at the annual Tuesday Concerts in the Healdsburg Plaza. Watch for us July 12th on the Plaza as the sponsor for Rick Estren and the Night Cats.
  
We know times have been challenging for area not-for-profits this past year, which calls for extra effort on our part. On February 3rd we hosted the Celebration Concert of the Jazz on the Menu kick off event in support of the annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Sonoma State University’s Faculty Blue Note Band played to over 500 attendees during the course of a three hour performance at the Costeaux Café.  Costeaux provided the venue and prepared a grand dessert buffet with passed desserts including miniature éclairs, caramel macadamia nut torte, fruit tartlets and macaroons. The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a unique asset in our community. We encourage you to participate in The Healdsburg Jazz Festival held June 3 – 12th; healdsburgjazzfestival.org
Costeaux created and donated a 5-tier birthday cake for Healdsburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration on the Plaza, attended by thousands of well-wishers on August 18th, 2007. We are honored to be the premier venue for the exhibit of ten important Healdsburgians, on display at the Bakery this spring. These ten Enduring Spirits generously shared their family histories giving us an unforgettable glimpse of northern Californnia life in 1857.   
The display is part of the Healdsburg Heritage Project: A Tribute to our Past, a $5,000 fundraising drive to restore and preserve these stunning images. There are two ways you can join us in honoring our past. Purchase Old-fashioned Ice Box Cookies ($15 dz) or Sesquicentennial Poppyseed Rum Cake (6”- $25 up to ½ sheet cake for $70) and Costeaux will donate 10% of sales to the Project. Support the Healdsburg Heritage Project is a way to…well, have your “cake” and eat it too! 
We are asked to contribute to many more projects and organizations and causes than we can possibly accommodate. For a listing of Costeaux’s charitable contributions guidelines, go to http://costeaux.com/community/guidelines.asp
We’re YOUR  hometown bakery. We live and work here, too. 
We encourage you to give …not until it “hurts” but, instead, until it feels “really good.”

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