CLEARFIELD – Advance, reduced-price tickets are still available for the upcoming “Men Who Cook” event and organizers promise you will not go home hungry.
A sample of the chef’s creations will include: Sheriff Churner’s smoking guns beef brisket (donated by Tumakas Farms), chicken pasta asiago, BBQ ribs, shrimp tacos and stuffed chicken breast.
Others will include Phil’s meatballs, goulash, lasagna, Uncle Sam’s smoky buffalo chicken and bacon bowtie bonanza (donated by Belding & Mull), cheesiest mac & cheese, the best bean soup, crockpot pierogi and kielbasa casserole, loaded baked potato soup and carnitas with homemade tomatillo salsa and regular salsa, plus an array of award-winning desserts.
The lineup of cooks includes community leaders and businessmen who will showcase their culinary creations to benefit the Good Samaritan Center.
Participants will include:
- Ryan Sayers, local attorney and candidate for Clearfield County District Attorney;
- Mike Churner, Clearfield County sheriff and deputies;
- Willie Null, district manager, Clearfield County Conservation District;
- Tim Winters, Winters Enterprises;
- Brian Spencer, Clearfield County prothonotary;
- Mason Strouse, Clearfield Area Elementary School teacher and Clearfield Borough Council member;
- Pete Hess, local contractor and owner of the 120 Pub & Grub
- Sam Vitullo, store manager at Belding & Mull;
- Jesse Husted, guidance counselor for Curwensville Area School District, and guitarist for Vision to None.
- John Sobel, Clearfield County commissioner;
- Josh Graham, chef at Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club;
- Bob Daly, Good Samaritan Center;
- Ty Ford, Ford Home Renovations;
- Adam Peters, Hidden Star Country Kitchen; and
- Dave Glass, candidate for Clearfield County commissioner.
This BYOB event will begin at 5 p.m. with the men offering samples of their “specialties.” Attendees will vote for their favorite dishes by placing money in a tip jar located at each station.
The cook who raises the most funds will win the coveted “Golden Chef” Award and will reign as the local celebrity chef.
Afterwards, attendees will enjoy an evening of music and dancing with DJ Tim Winters. There will also be a Chinese auction featuring various cooking and grilling items and a 50/50.
The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Expo I Building at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Good Samaritan Center.
These items will be available for the Chinese auction:
$10.00 Gift Card – Santinoceto’s Italian Market
$20.00 Gift Card – Palumbos
$25.00 Gift Certificate – J&G Food Warehouse
$15.00 Gift Certificate – Country Butcher
$50.00 Gift Card – Walmart Dubois
Carbon Steel Skillet – Bob’s Army & Navy
Hamilton Beach 1000 Watt Microwave – Walmart DC
Farberware Triple Slow Cooker – Walmart DC
Farberware XL Electric Skillet – Walmart DC
Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker – Walmart DC
10 Piece Fold-A-Way Buffet Set – Walmart DC
Rubbermaid Take Alongs 50 Piece Set – Walmart DC
Heavy Duty Serving and Snack Trays – Walmart DC
Turkey Roaster Set – Gates Hardware
Grill Pan – Lowes
Folding Beer Can Chicken Roaster – Lowes
Insulated BBQ Gloves – Lowes
Corn Cob Holders – Lowes
Poultry Seasoning – Lowes
Tickets are $20 in advance and are available online and at the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce office. Click here for online orders.