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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