10.21.2011 | Bellevue, Wash. – With knives flashing and food flying, the office of MulvannyG2 Architecture was recently alive with the action and scents of a spirited cooking competition, when the firm hosted its annual ‘Taste a Little Bit’ cook-off to benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, of Woodinville, Washington, and resulting in nearly $9000 raised—a number far-exceeding previous donation totals.
In its 6th year, this popular, lively event features ‘chef’ teams of representatives from MulvannyG2 and several of its client and partner companies including: Costco, DCI Engineers, Pacland Engineers, MulvannyG2, and Little Bit. High-spirits and merriment follow as competitors entertain with songs, rap, and dance while they prepare appetizer selections in keeping with a ‘secret theme’ revealed at the start of the competition. Judged against the theme of ‘Samurai sushi,’ attending guests this year declared the Little Bit team—which include a student rider and parent— as the winner of the competition for their ‘Zorrolls’ sushi rolls, named for the young rider’s favorite Little Bit horse, Zorro.
“The total donation amount for this year’s event sets the bar high—and we look forward to meeting or exceeding that number next time around,” said Wayne Miller, Principal, MulvannyG2 and event organizer. “And while our ‘Taste a Little Bit’ event is great fun for both chefs and guests, the real enjoyment comes from knowing our efforts benefit the riding program at Little Bit which brings joy to so many deserving riders.”
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center offers a range of equine riding therapies, including adaptive riding and hippotherapy. Upon completion of a recent expansion at Dunmire Stables in Redmond, Little Bit will be transformed into the largest therapeutic riding center in the country.
MulvannyG2 covers all costs of the ‘Taste a Little Bit’ event, with 100% of event donations going to Little Bit. Fundraising activities include donations and a raffle with prizes donated by MulvannyG2 employees. A highly philanthropic firm, the ‘Taste a Little Bit’ cooking competition is one of several annual charitable fundraising events hosted by MulvannyG2 Architecture each year.
About Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center provides equine-assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with disabilities. Little Bit’s mission is to improve client’s bodies, minds and spirits through our programs, and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally. For more information, visit www.littlebit.org.
About MulvannyG2 Architecture
MulvannyG2 Architecture designs retail, mixed-use, and corporate offices and interiors for clients and brands of global significance. MulvannyG2 is among the world’s 40 largest architecture firms and consistently ranks among the world’s top three retail designers.
Founded in 1971, the firm employs a staff of 300 among five offices: Bellevue, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Irvine, Calif.; Washington DC; and Shanghai, China. Clients include Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, OliverMcMillan, The Irvine Company, Hines, Gerding Edlen Development, The Kroger Company, Target, Nike, REI, Kohl’s Department Stores, Costco Wholesale, Shanghai Investment Group, Dalian Yida Group, Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Ltd., Suning Real Estate Development, Ivanhoe Cambridge, and Fujian Provincial Power Company. www.mulvannyg2.com.