Men from Shelton and elsewhere in the Lower Naugatuck Valley will put on their aprons for the annual Men Who Cook fund-raising event for TEAM Inc.
On April 26 from 6-11 p.m., there will be more than 60 Valley men cooking for a cause —everything from shrimp and grits to porketta and chicken pot pie. (See a list of the cooks at the end of this article.)
Men Who Cook will be at Warsaw Park in Ansonia, and tickets are $55 per person, which includes food, beer/wine and soft drinks; bid at the silent auction and dance. The marquee sponsor for Men Who Cook is Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan and the Bassett Family Fund.
Chairmen for this event are Charles Sullivan, David Grant and Jeff Westine. Special MC for the event is Chaz of Chaz and AJ in the morning on 99.1 WPLR.
How to buy tickets
To sponsor Men Who Cook or donate an auction item, call Trish Wigglesworth at 203-736-5420, ext 221. To purchase tickets, you can call Wiggelsworth, or visit www.teaminc.org to purchase online.
All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the programs provided by TEAM Inc. serving the needs of individuals and families living in Shelton and elsewhere in the Valley.
Who will be cooking
The chefs who’ll wear the Men Who Cook aprons are:
Pastor Edward Barnes
Chief Mike Chaffee
State Sen. Joe Crisco
Dr. Steve DiBenedetto
Dr. Jay Dworkin
Shelton Police Chief Joel Hurliman
State Sen. Kevin Kelly
Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti
Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller
Joe Pagliaro Jr.
Rick Ponce DeLeon
Dr. Ira Stein