2019 Men Who Cook

October 2, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

Savor. Support. Save lives. Join us for the 13th Annual Men Who Cook at the Lexus Club on Wednesday, October 2, 2019!

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The signature fundraiser benefiting the core mission of Crisis Services

Ticket Details
General Admission, single
450 tickets left! Available For 39 More Days!

Ticket price includes food & two drink tickets

General Admission, couple
300 tickets left! Available For 39 More Days!

Ticket price includes food, four drink tickets (two per ticket), & parking.

Table Ticket (10 tickets)
28 tickets left! Available For 39 More Days!

Table ticket includes admission for ten people

Patron - Sponsor A Chef
24 tickets left! Available For 32 More Days!

Name recognition at chef's station + food & drink tickets for two people

The Connoisseur - Amateur Judge & Patron
10 tickets left! Available For 39 More Days!

Benefits of Patron ticket + opportunity to judge in People's Choice competition


You are invited to experience an exquisite evening along Buffalo's revitalized waterfront; enjoy delectable food samplings; AND support the crucial mission of Crisis Services. You are invited to Men Who Cook! This year Men Who Cook is celebrating number 13. We would like to welcome you to be a part of the festivities to savor, support, and save lives.

Updates to come on participating restaurants, chefs, sponsors, and event details!

Interested in helping throw the party? Consider a sponsorship opportunity!

Whose cooking?

We’ve already had a few chefs through their hats in the ring! Are you an interested restaurant or aspiring chef? Join the party! Contact our Development Coordinator to get information on participating.

Amateur Chefs

Dave Greber, WIVB/WNLO-TV // James Lenker, University at Buffalo // Jim Kuryak, Niagara National // David Mann, Buffalo Police Department // JP Midgley, Avalon Document Services // Fr. Paul Seil // Jeff Pirrone, Niagara Falls Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative/Catholic Charities // Mark Gardner, Retired SUNY Brockport // Dan Barrett, Western New York Law Enforcement Helpline // Dan Stout & James Millared, Mirror Matter

Participating Restaurants

Delaware North Companies, Pegula Sports Entertainment, [716] Food & Sports, The Draft Room, Joe's Deli, Ilio DiPaolo's, Platter's Chocolate, Churn, Wegmans Amherst Street's Chef Fred Torrell, Buffalo State Hospitality Program's Chef Don Schmitter, Tops Lockport's Chef Aaron Cratsenburg, Transit Valley Country Club's Chef Dan King, Seneca Gaming Corporation's Chef Oliver Wolf, Dinosaur BBQ, The Left Bank

Men Who Cook wouldn't be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!

Media Sponsor:

Prix Fixe Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:

Wanted: Executive Chef! Get in touch with our Development Coordinator to find out more.