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Men Who Cook 2018 competitors

The Kromrey Middle School cafeteria was packed as The Kappa Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted its 24th annual Men Who Cook scholarship fundraising event on March 11.

“Overall, this event continues to exceed our own expectations and we couldn’t do it without the cooks who bring their ‘A’ game in each category,” AKA’s Kappa Psi Omega chapter President Nichelle Nichols tells Madison365. “We appreciate the support of the community to raise scholarship money for college-bound high school students. We always hear from our attendees how much they enjoy reconnecting with people they haven’t seen in a long time and first-time attendees who really enjoy themselves.

The event featured 21 local men from all walks of life competing in three categories: side dish, main dish and dessert.

The chair of the 24th annual Men Who Cook event was Ernise Williams and the co-chair was Monica Pembroke. The AKAs are still tallying up all of the ticket sales and sponsorship money from the event but it’s safe to say that it was a successful event for raising money for scholarships. The organization gives away seven or eight scholarships to deserving students each year ranging from $500 to $2000.

The Kappa Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Here are the winners of the 2018 AKA Men Who Cook Scholarship Fundraiser:

Judges’ Winners

Side Dish:
1st place: Curried Chicken Almond Salad – Mark Taylor & John Shivick
2nd place: Deviled Corn – Jon Gramling
3rd place: Habichuelas Coloradas (Red Beans) – Jose Madera

Main Dish:
1st place: Southern Pulled Pork – John Marks
2nd place: Best Ham on the Planet-Ultra Secret Recipe – Joe Parisi
3rd place: BBQ chicken (off the bone) – Sam Thomas

Jose Madera won 3rd place with the judges and with the people’s choice for his
habichuelas coloradas (red beans)

Dessert:
1st Place: Peach Cobbler – George Moss
2nd Place: Pecan Pie -Hank Kuehling
3rd Place: Cheese Cake -Derek Johnson

People’s Choice Winners

Side Dish:
1st place: Curried Chicken Almond Salad – Mark Taylor & John Shivick
2nd place: Incredible Delicious & Delightful Shrimp Corn Chowder – Derek Smith
3rd place: Habichuelas Coloradas (Red Beans) – Jose Madera

Main Dish:
1st place: Southern Pulled Pork – John Marks
2nd place: BBQ chicken (off the bone) – Sam Thomas
3rd place: New Orleans Style Chicken and Beef Sausage Jambalaya – Chris Canty

Dessert:
1st place: Pecan Pie -Hank Kuehling
2nd place: Cheese Cake – Derek Johnson
3rd place: Peach Cobbler – George Moss

Written by Madison365 staff

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