Tuesday October 6, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Complimentary Valet Parking Available

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Tickets: $59 per person or $110 per couple

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Golden Ballroom at Statler City

107 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

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Our Sponsors

 Silver Plate Sponsors:

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Bronze Plate Sponsors:

AAA of Central & Western NY

The Boards of Crisis Services

CWA Local 1122

D'Youville College

FDR Medical Services

Greatbatch Ltd.

Independent Health

Phillips Lytle

Transit Lanes

UB|MD EMergency Medicine



For more information on on the event, tickets, or for details on how your organization can support or sponsor MEN Who COOK, contact Judy Caraotta at Crisis Services.


For more than 45 years Crisis Services has been Western New York’s “Go-To” solution for people in desperate need of help.    24 hours a day, seven days a week.   We’ve done so by promoting the health, safety and well-being of our community through prevention, education, immediate intervention and access to community-wide resources.  365 days a year.  In fact, Crisis Services is among the most comprehensive crisis centers in all of New York State.

Now entering its ninth year, Men Who Cook celebrates the art and science of food while raising awareness and resources for Crisis Services.  Anchored by some of Buffalo’s favorite amateur chefs, supported by our most-preferred restaurants and washed down with favorite local refreshments, this signature event will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  Nearly 400 guests are expected to attend.

Men Who Cook is more than beef on weck and chicken wings.  The selections from our amateur chefs would be featured at some of the finest restaurants and could humble the most experienced professionals.

Come and treat all your senses amidst the backdrop of the beautifully restored Golden Ballroom at Statler City.

Taste the creativity with samplings from these amateur chefs... 

Jason Adsit, D'Youville College

Dan Barrett, Buffalo Police Department

Dr. Anthony Billittier, UB|MD Emergency Medicine

Dennis Black, UB's VP for University Life & Services

Dr. Richard Braen, Kaleida Health

Mark Gardner

Dan Kieffer, Coldwell Banker Chubb

Jim Kuryak, Niagara National Insurance

 Lt. Dave Mann, Buffalo Police Department & Nate Nixon (Mes Que)

Jock Mitchell, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Director

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

Father Paul Seil, Our Daily Bread

Chris Spicer, Planned Parenthood

Dave Zack, Cheektowaga Police Chief

... and round out the night by experiencing the culinary prowess of these fine restaurants!

The Left Bank 

Platter's Chocolates

Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant

Fat Bob's Smokehouse

Joe's Deli

 Buffalo State Hospitality & Tourism Dept.

Wegmans: Chef Fred Torrell

The Deerhead Inn on Cayuga Lake

                       Tops Lockport, Part of The Perna Franchise Group:                    Chef Aaron Cratsenberg

  Click here to see a Men Who Cook video.


Tickets: $59 per person or $110 per couple

Price of admission includes 2 drink tickets redeemable for wine or beer.

Click here to register