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8th Annual “Men Who Cook”

For the eighth year running, some of Buffalo’s most talented amateur chefs will be creating signature dishes at an event that raises money for Crisis Services. The event is called Men Who Cook. The intention is to let these food dynamos loose in the kitchen, so that they can prepare meals for upwards of 400 guests. These are guys in your neighborhood, who work in your community. They are as follows:

Dan Barrett, Buffalo Police Department

Anthony Billittier, D’Youville College

Jake Brach, Rich Products

Brian Brault, Pure Solutions

Mark Gardner

Tim Herzog, Flying Bison Brewing Company

Jeff Hirschfelt, Olmsted Center

Dan Kieffer, Coldwell Banker Chubb

Jim Kuryak, Niagara National Insurance

Lt. Dave Mann, Buffalo Police Department

Jeff Pirrone, The John R. Oishei Foundation Basic Human Needs Initiative

Father Paul Seil, Our Daily Bread

Chris Spicer, Planned Parenthood

Dave Zak, Cheektowaga Police Chief

A support network of restaurants is also part of the fundraiser, lending their talents and their work acumen to the dining gala. The restaurants involved in this year’s event are:

The Left Bank

The Black Sheep

Joe’s Deli

Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant

Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

Buffalo State Campus House

D’Avolio Olive Oils

Wegmans-Chef Fred Torrell

Rust Belt Bar & Grill

Auntie Rose Cookies

The event takes place in the restored Golden Ballroom of The Statler Hotel. You can learn more about the affair, and how to purchase tickets by clicking here.

Men Who Cook | Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 6-9pm | Golden Ballroom at Statler City | 107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 | Complementary valet parking | Tickets are $59


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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