Friday, June 25, 2010


Whatever your level of experience or culinary style the First Annual "Rogers Park Men Can Cook" Competition is for you! All men from Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood are invited to tie on an apron for a sunny afternoon of grilling, cooking, and tasting. The competition event begins at noon on Saturday, June 26 at Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St. The event is open to the public and will help raise funds for children from low-income families in our neighborhood to enjoy an organized and safe summer at park district summer camp.

"Rogers Park Men Can Cook" Schedule:

10 am – Contestants set-up their cooking area in the park. Be sure to bring all necessary cooking supplies and utensils (and a folding table or something stable to work on) to prepare one fantastic main course, side dish, or dessert.

12 noon – Grilling and cooking begins

2 - 3 pm – The judges will circulate, taste, and rate each competition entry.

4 pm – Judges announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in several categories and distribute prizes.

The event includes performances by the “School of Rock” band and the Sullivan High Steel Drum Band, a music DJ, food prepared by local restaurants, and refreshments for the whole family. The competition entry fee is $20. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years.

The Park Advisory Council is sponsoring the event in cooperation with the Chicago Park District. Charitable donations are tax deductible as provided by law. Call Michael Harrington for more information at 773-614-2289.

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