Men Who Cook to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center
From Submitted Reports March 11, 2013 11:16AM
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow addresses the media outside the Will County Courthouse following the announcement that Joel Brodsky stepped down as an attorney for Drew Peterson Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at 14 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet. | Matthew Grotto~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 13, 2013 6:05AM
The annual Men Who Cook culinary competition, sponsored by the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center and Will County State’s Attorny James Glasgow, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 23 at the Pipefitters Training Center Local 597 at 10850 187th St., Mokena.
Fifty amateur chefs will fire up their ovens to cook their favorite home recipes for hundreds of guests at the annual fundraising competition to benefit the center, a not-for-profit agency that helps children who are the victims of sexual and physical abuse.
Amateur cooks will offer bite-size samples of their best home-cooked meals — the dishes they serve their own families. After making the rounds, guests will vote for their favorite dish in each of four categories: appetizer, side dish, entrée and dessert.
The cost is $40 per person, $75 per couple and $10 for children ages 6-12. Children age 5 and younger eat for free.
“There are many guys right here in our community who really know how to cook, and our annual competition gives them the opportunity to showcase their culinary talents,” said Glasgow, who founded the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 and chairs its board.
WJOL’s Lynne, Mary and Natalie will return this year to greet guests and serve as hostesses. And Jackson, a licensed therapy dog who greets children at the advocacy center, will pay a visit. New this year is Kids Corner with all kinds of activities for younger guests.
Tickets are available online at www.menwhocook.info or they can be purchased at the door. For information, call the center at 815-774-4565 or visit on the Web at www.willcountychildrensadvocacy.org, www.menwhocook.info or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/menwhocook.
There are still a limited number of spots available for men who are interested in cooking.
For information, call 815-774-4565.