Cinco de Mayo 2017
May 12, 2017, 11:31 am
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May 5 is celebrated in both Mexico and America as the Day of the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexican army defeated the French in 1862. WRECO staff celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a festive Mexican-inspired potluck in Walnut Creek and a trip to a new restaurant in Oakland this year.

In Walnut Creek, staff played foosball, ping pong, and destroying a piñata filled with candy.

In Walnut Creek, the nacho bar turned out to be a huge hit, with Brecken’s homemade margarita mix and Joyce’s watermelon agua fresca being the winners.

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Valentine’s Day Bakeoff 2016
March 11, 2016, 11:03 am
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This Valentine’s Day, WRECO staff celebrated by bringing their best baked goods to WRECO’s Annual Valentine’s Day Bake-off.  We had five employees enter the competition, and everyone loved being able to take a break in the afternoon to eat and judge sweets.

Our entries included Mochi with Tropical Fruit, Spice Cake, Indian Sweets, Twix Cupcakes, and Mini Cheesecakes with Cherries.

WRECO staff were very intent on trying all of the creations, for judging purposes only, of course!  The winner of the contest was the Chocolate with Caramel Frosting Twix Cupcakes, and the Mini Cheesecakes with Cherries were a close second.

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Cinco de Mayo 2015
May 19, 2015, 11:10 am
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WRECO staff celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a festive Mexican-inspired potluck in Walnut Creek and a trip to a new restaurant in Oakland this year.  May 5 is celebrated in both Mexico and America as the Day of the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexican army defeated the French in 1862. In Walnut Creek, the burrito bar turned out to be a huge hit, with Tony’s guacamole as the clear winner.IMG_0081 IMG_0082 IMG_0084 In Oakland, our staff stopped by Parlour to enjoy some Happy Hour drinks and tapas to unwind and celebrate the day after work on Cinco de Mayo.

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Valentine’s Day Bakeoff 2015
February 19, 2015, 10:49 am
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This year’s Valentine’s Day Bakeoff was a success.  We had 8 different contestants for the prestigious title of best baker in WRECO, and the employees were very excited to try all of the treats.

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We had lots to choose from this year.  There was a gluten-free orange chocolate mousse, molasses cookies, chocolate chip cookies, Xiao Long Bao buns, a taro sweet roll, salted peanut butter cookies, honey cake, and red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips.

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It was a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an assortment of baked goodies, and the staff enjoyed having an excuse for friendly competition that resulted in with delicious snacks.

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The overall winner of the competition was the Orange Chocolate Mousse!  The runner-up was the homemade molasses cookies.

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Thanksgiving Potluck 2014

Thanksgiving has come and gone but this potluck was one to remember!  The amount of food everyone brought filled up three separate tables.  We have the savories: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, spring rolls, stews, and breads.

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For the sweet: we had homemade cranberry sauce and Chinese bunsIMG_1698

For dessert we had two different pies, egg custard, dozens of cookies, and cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory.

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Healthy? No.  Delicious? YES.  Everyone was excited to take a lunch break for this potluck.

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One of our employees even brought KFC; how can you say no to that?  Does anyone have any favorite dishes to bring to potlucks?



Valentine’s Day Bakeoff
April 24, 2014, 10:30 am
Filed under: Contests, Potluck

For our February event, WRECO held its first ever Valentine’s Day Bake-off. Staff members were encouraged to bring their favorite homemade dessert item to participate while staff members voted for their favorite item. Our kitchen was filled with a delicious assortment of baked goods, including cookies, banana bread, spice bread, and cheesecake on this day! In the end, the votes were tallied, and the winner of this year’s Valentine’s Day Bakeoff was Jenny’s blueberry cheesecake.



Thanksgiving at WRECO 2013
November 26, 2013, 5:19 pm
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WRECO staff gathered to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving together on Tuesday, November 26th. A colorful assortment of dishes was contributed to this annual Thanksgiving potluck, including homemade pumpkin cheesecake, roasted, chicken, meatballs, cheeses, sushi, and more!

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There was much chatter and humor among staff. At the end of the day, much food was leftover and staff returned to their desks beyond satisfied.