On October 3rd, we had over 430 attendees dine and donate to help Crisis Services’ gross over $65,000 to support our mission! Our Amateur Chef of the Year trophy was awarded to Mark Gardner for his amazing Bananas Foster!
Check out our Facebook page for photos from the night!
If you are interested in joining the festivities for 2019’s Men Who Cook please contact our Development Department, we’d love to have you!
Men Who Cook will be returning to the gorgeous Grand Ballroom of the Adam’s Mark hotel on Wednesday, October 3rd.
Men Who Cook is a yearly celebration of some of Buffalo’s hallmark attributes: good food, good music, and good people gathered together for a great cause, to support the mission of Crisis Services.
What’s better than good food? Not much! Now entering its 12th year, Men Who Cook welcomes locally recognized men as they take on the role of chef for the evening. They will prepare and present their culinary delights in a food festival-esque setting as a truly delicious way to celebrate and support CRISIS SERVICES. Our chefs aren’t alone in their endeavors, several area restaurants also participate to both complement and enhance the dishes from the amateur chefs.
As if live food wasn’t enough, there’s also live music! Truly, the founding idea behind Men Who Cook was to celebrate the art of good food, and you can’t celebrate without good music. This year’s featured artist is Dean Gionis from the Hot Club of Buffalo band.
Also new this year Crisis Services has collaborated with Blue Table Chocolates to create a unique flavor to help us celebrate our 50 years of service, so be sure to check them out!
Interested in helping throw the party? Consider a sponsorship opportunity!
Confirmed Restaurants to date, more to come:
Confirmed Chefs to date:
Returning Champion (two years running!): Father Paul Seil
Patrick Finan, Block Club
Dave Mann, Buffalo Police Department
Jeff Pirrone, Niagara Falls Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative/Catholic Charities
Michael Ranney, Erie County Commissioner of Mental Health
Chris Spicer, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York
Jim Lenker, University at Buffalo
Jim Kuryak, Niagara National
JP Midgley, Avalon Document Services CEO
Dave Greber, Anchor, WIVB/WNLO-TV
Matt Hogan, Head Instructor at Master Khechen’s Martial Arts Academy in Buffalo
Geoff Kelly, The Public
Thank You to Our Incredible Sponsors!
Chef de Cuisines
Chef de Partie
In Kind Sponsors