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MEN WHO COOK 2022 Winners!

APPETIZER:
  1. Paul Retzke & Kevin Frazier Shorewood Police Department (Shorewood Smoked Shotgun Shell)
  2. John Arizzi & Chris Neyhart Lockport Police Department (IL) (Neyhart Nibblers)
  3. David Reavis Jr. & Jason Opiola Crest Hill Police Department (BLT Dip)
SIDE DISH:
  1. Mike Rittof & Jay Bergman First Secure Community Bank/First Secure Bank - Joliet (Monster Mashed Potatoes)
  2. Mike Ryan & Dominic Thielmann Romeoville Police Department (Elotes-Mexican Corn)
  3. Bruce Grahm & Mary Grahm Will County Sheriff FOP Lodge #94 (Buffalo Mac ‘ N Cheese)
ENTREE:
  1. Shaun Moran & Vinnie DiSalvo - Will County Sheriff's Office (Investigators Surprise)
  2. Louis Manzella & Andy Hensel (Mississippi Poh Boy Sliders)
  3. Charles Pelkie Lauren Staley Ferry Will County Clerk (Chinese Triple Pepper Beef)
DESSERT:
  1. Bob Fox & Daisy Fox Omega Plumbing (Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Cream Sauce)
  2. Andrew Dowding & Aidan Krier (Grandma D’s Cookie Bars)
  3. Scott Gryder & Marty Shanahan Gryder for 14th Congressional (Homemade Ice Cream)
PROFESSIONAL
  1. Michael Stephans & Peter Martin Silver Cross Hospital (Shrimp Etouffee)
  2. Rick Jerding & Matt Eilers - West End Tool and Die/All American Recycling (Duck Carnitas)
  3. Eduardo Nepomuceno & Carlo Villagracia Edrolls Filipino Fusion (Eggrolls)
DISPLAY: Daniel Crane - Stranger Things

MEN WHO COOK 2022 Video & Photos

Thank you to all the cooks, volunteers, sponsors and everyone who attended our MEN WHO COOK fundraiser. Can't wait to see everyone again next year. Congratulations to all the 2022 MEN WHO COOK Winners!

NEW LOCATION: J.J.C. Weitendorf Center, 17840 W Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow invites you to attend our 12th Annual MEN WHO COOK fundraiser! It's a fun and casual tasting event featuring 50 amateur & professional/commercial cooks serving samples of their favorite APPETIZER , SIDE-DISH, ENTREE & DESSERT for you to judge. 

Split-the-Pot Gift Basket Raffle  Wine-Beer-Spirits-Pop-Water Music by the JIB Brothers Band  Kids Activities
$40/person $75/Couple$10/Child (Ages 6-12) 5 & under free

Proceeds support the Will County Children's Advocacy Center - founded in 1995 by Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow to provide hope, healing and justice for abused children.

MEN WHO COOK 2019 VIDEO

  • Red Carpet Interviews by WJOL's Lynne, Mary & Natalie

  • Cook Interviews by Joliet City Councilwoman Jan Quillman and WJOL's Kevin Kollins

  • Special THANK YOU to JCTV's Dick & Millie Schuster for filming and editing!

MEN WHO COOK 2019 WINNERS

APPETIZER

  1. Meatball Stuffed Arancini - Jonathan Zambrano, Renova Bodyworks
  2. Specialty Seasoned Pretzels & Cheese Dip – Crest Hill Police Dept. with Joel Steen
  3. Smoked Salmon – Dan Pohrte

SIDE DISH

  1. Chipotle Bacon Mac & Cheese – Bob Fox of OMEGA Plumbing
  2. Pork Bao – Kris Cheranichit and Steve Golub
  3. QuesaGRUNDYllas– Jeff Brown of Will County State’s Attorney’s Office

ENTRÉE

  1. Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Meatloaf (w/ Mashed Potatoes & Gravy) – Shorewood Police Dept. with Paul Hulbert & Jason Barten
  2. Da-Sausage” – Channahon Police Department, and Mahoney, Silverman & Cross Law Firm
  3. Caribbean Pork Tenderloin w/ Peach Chutney – Joe Garbin of Garbin Insurance

DESSERT

  1. Butterscotch Butterfinger Delight – Joliet Fire Department with Nate Kren, Chris Kinsella & Eric Mattson
  2. Assorted Cupcakes - Patrick Marcum & Brett Marcum – Glen Marcum Foundation
  3. Nutella Marshmallow Sandwich - Daniel Crane – Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside

PROFESSIONAL/COMMERCIAL

  1. Lobster Roll– Peter Martin of Silver Cross Hospital
  2. Chipolte Mashed Potato w/ Shredded Beef, Tequila Horseradish & Corona Shrimp on a Plantain Chip w/ Avocado Sauce & Mango Salsa– Thomas Moreno of The Blue Taco/United Way of Will County
  3. Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches – Marzell Richardson of Richardson’s Catering

MEN WHO COOK 2019 VIDEO

  • Red Carpet Interviews by WJOL's Lynne, Mary & Natalie

  • Cook Interviews by Joliet City Councilwoman Jan Quillman and WJOL's Kevin Kollins

  • Special THANK YOU to JCTV's Dick & Millie Schuster for filming and editing!

MEN WHO COOK 2019 WINNERS

APPETIZER

  1. Meatball Stuffed Arancini - Jonathan Zambrano, Renova Bodyworks
  2. Specialty Seasoned Pretzels & Cheese Dip – Crest Hill Police Dept. with Joel Steen
  3. Smoked Salmon – Dan Pohrte

SIDE DISH

  1. Chipotle Bacon Mac & Cheese – Bob Fox of OMEGA Plumbing
  2. Pork Bao – Kris Cheranichit and Steve Golub
  3. QuesaGRUNDYllas– Jeff Brown of Will County State’s Attorney’s Office

ENTRÉE

  1. Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Meatloaf (w/ Mashed Potatoes & Gravy) – Shorewood Police Dept. with Paul Hulbert & Jason Barten
  2. Da-Sausage” – Channahon Police Department, and Mahoney, Silverman & Cross Law Firm
  3. Caribbean Pork Tenderloin w/ Peach Chutney – Joe Garbin of Garbin Insurance

DESSERT

  1. Butterscotch Butterfinger Delight – Joliet Fire Department with Nate Kren, Chris Kinsella & Eric Mattson
  2. Assorted Cupcakes - Patrick Marcum & Brett Marcum – Glen Marcum Foundation
  3. Nutella Marshmallow Sandwich - Daniel Crane – Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside

PROFESSIONAL/COMMERCIAL

  1. Lobster Roll– Peter Martin of Silver Cross Hospital
  2. Chipolte Mashed Potato w/ Shredded Beef, Tequila Horseradish & Corona Shrimp on a Plantain Chip w/ Avocado Sauce & Mango Salsa– Thomas Moreno of The Blue Taco/United Way of Will County
  3. Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches – Marzell Richardson of Richardson’s Catering

MEN WHO COOK 2019 Photo Gallery