2017 MEN Who COOK

October 4, 2017 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

New location for 2017 -- The Adam's Mark Hotel

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The signature fundraiser benefiting all of the programs of Crisis Services

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Now in its 11th year, MEN Who COOK again features men who are well-known or recognized locally for their business and/or community accomplishments. The amateur chefs donate, prepare, and present their favorite culinary delights to family, friends, colleagues, and others as a fun way to raise financial support and awareness for Crisis Services, the most comprehensive crisis center in upstate New York. Also participating are several area restaurants that both complement and augment the samplings of the non-professional chefs. Guests visit the food stations to sample each delicious preparation. This signature event will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Adam's Mark Hotel.

Participating Restaurants To Date:

Left Bank | Platter's Chocolates | SUNY Buffalo State Campus House | Deerhead Lakeside Restaurant & Bar | Wegmans – Chef Fred Torrell | Tops (Lockport) – Chef Aaron Cratsenberg | Salvatores – Chef Tom Diana | Seneca Niagara Casino – Chef Drew Quigly | Soho Burger Bar - Jay Manno | Ilio DiPaolo's | Dinosaur BBQ | Lloyd Taco | Joe's Deli | Greek Goddess Products

Participating Chefs To Date:

Returning Champion: Father Paul Seil, Our Daily Bread | Tony Billittier, UB | MD Emergency Medicine | Patrick Finan, Block Club & Loupe Loyalty | Mark Gardner | Tim Herzog, Flying Bison | Jim Lenker, University at Buffalo | Dave Mann, Buffalo Police Department | Jeff Pirrone, The John R. Oishei Foundation Basic Human Needs Initiative | Michael Ranney, Erie County Commissioner of Mental Health | Chris Spicer, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York | Dave Zak, Cheektowaga Police Chief | Mike Lepo, Smithfield Deli | Dan Barrett, Buffalo Police Department

Chef de Cuisine Sponsors:

Sous Chef Sponsors:

Chef de partie Sponsors:

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Stevens | Freed Maxick | Ronco Communications | Brylin Hospitals Inc. | Premier Wine & Spirits | MillerCoors | T.J.Maxx