Men Who Cook

Men Who Cook

AWARE INC Presents the 8th Annual Men Who Cook

Oct. 17, 2019
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Commonwealth Commerce Center Ballroom

Join us for our 8th annual Men Who Cook fundraiser with JTV’s Bart Hawley joining us again as the MC!

You will spend the evening indulging in a combination of over 15 different entrees, desserts, and appetizers that have been created by some of our biggest male supporters who are competing for the People Choice Award. This award goes to the man who has the best tasting dish that is voted on by YOU!

Our cooks will also try and convince you to donate money to their tip jars and whoever collects the most donations will win awesome prizes donated by our board members. If all else fails, they have a chance at winning the Most Creative Booth Award. Many of our cooks come dressed to impress…or shock, to win this prize.

The fun doesn’t stop there! We will have a live auction and gift basket raffles. DJ MIKE HOLIDAY will be there keeping the party going in between announcements and Lucky Lee, the lottery scarecrow, will also be making her rounds again this year. Don’t forget, we will have full bar service as well for your before dinner cocktail needs.

This is our largest fundraiser of the year and its success depends on supporters and volunteers like you. All proceeds will support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Be sure to come hungry and with cash in hand so you can help us reach or $30,000 goal!

Meet the Chefs

Chef Name Company Representing
Adam Soper Bond & Company
Frank Slaby Bone Island Grill
Aaron Dimick City Of Jackson
Davon Gerding Commonwealth Commerce Center
Freddie Dancy Dancy’s Fancy Butter
Steve Morrison Former Board Member
Michael Brown Jackson Area Transportation Authority
Jerry Jarzynka Jackson County Prosecutor
Scott Clow Jackson Radio Works
James Seagraves MeggaXP Founder
Mike Paruszkiewicz O Dats Good BBQ
Ruben Pritchard Petty Machine and Tool
Chad Kennedy The Walton Agency
Phil Tripp Tripp’s Auto
Mike Smajda Western Schools Superintendent
Andy Provenzono WILX News
Brian Dumont Family Life Radio
William Payne Cascade Humane Society

Big Tipper Award

The chef that brings in the most donations will be granted the Big Tipper Award. Proceeds to benefit AWARE. Make a donation today.




  • Please choose a chef to support from the dropdown list.

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