Real Men Cook Registration Deadline, 6/8
- Real Men Cook® For Charity, the nation's premier urban Father's Day charity event, will be celebrating its 17th anniversary in 2006. The local Real Men Cook Organizing Committee is seeking men from Philadelphia and the entire Delaware Valley to participate as cooks in this year's event. However, the cook registration deadline for 2006 is Thursday, June 8th. As one of ten event cities since 2000, the 2006 Philadelphia event will be held from 3:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, June 18th at Penn's Landing Caterers, located at 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard (between Washington Avenue and Reed Street) in Philadelphia.
As part of its ongoing recruitment and promotional campaign for 2006, the local Real Men Cook® Organizing Committee, in conjunction with Cheyney University's Hospitality Management Program, will sponsor its final information reception for those interested in being an event cook or volunteer on Thursday, June 8th. The time and place are 6:30-8:30 PM at Savannah Restaurant, located at 1836 Callowhill Street in Philly. All event chefs must be males. However, men, women and children (10 and older) are invited to participate as event volunteers. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.
Cook & volunteer registrations will be accepted at the reception. Cook registration consists of submitting a cook registration form, recipe, $35 registration fee, and signing up to attend one Safe Food Handling class.
Among the "real men" who will be flexing their culinary muscles at Real Men Cook® in Philadelphia are father & son teams Jerome and Jaleel Austin; Mike Barney and Kwame Thomison; Joel Austin and Jacinda Davis; David King, Sr. & Jr.; Christopher, Christian and Joshua Ridenhour; and John and Jermaine Walker (see list below). Several culinary arts students and representatives from the Achieving Independence Center culinary training program, Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), Cheyney University, Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) and Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) will participate as well.
Professional chefs and men from all walks of life are being sought to participate in this year's event.
This year is the sixth anniversary of the event being presented in Philly, and sponsors Nielsen Media Research, Radio One-Philadelphia (WRNB-FM, 100.3 The Beat, 103.9 The Praise), NBC10, Comcast, Lincoln University (Office of Minority Male Health), the Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs, Palmolive and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity are creatively working with event organizers to make this year's event better than all before it. With a mission to build families and provide the opportunity for non-profits to raise money from event ticket sales, Real Men Cook® For Charity mobilizes and spotlights hundreds of men in urban communities across the country who are willing to donate their time and resources to cook and serve samples of their favorite dishes on Father's Day. Between the food, entertainment, children's activities, health screenings, fitness demonstrations and door prizes, this fun filled food tasting celebration has something to offer everyone.
Real Men Charities, whose mission is to create and sustain healthy families, is the national charity partner in each event city. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the Philly event will benefit Communities in Schools of Philadelphia (CISP) and the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation. CISP, which targets the population of disadvantaged, low income, and/or underserved students, works in close partnership with the School District of Philadelphia to leverage community resources on behalf of students and their families. The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, which exists as the philanthropic arm of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, currently supports scholarships, after-school programs and national projects such as Habitat for Humanity.
This year's Real Men Cook event is poised to be the best yet in Philly. The food, entertainment, health & wellness activities, and overall festive and family friendly atmosphere are guaranteed to deliver a most memorable Father's Day celebration. While the reception on Thursday, June 8th is free and open to the public, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to (215) 913-2212 or RMCPhila@... by Wednesday, June 7th.
Now on sale at the following locations...
--TicketAnnex (www.TicketAnnex.com or 866-4-MY-TIXS)
--Legendary Blue Horizon (1314 N. Broad St.)
--Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Int'l. HQ (2322-24 N. Broad St.)
--Point of Destination Café (Upsal Train Station, Greene & Upsal)
--October Gallery (68 N. 2nd Street)
--Perfect Touch Framing Gallery (50th & City Ave.)
--Communities in Schools of Phila. (2000 Hamilton St., Ste 201)
--The Marketing Store (7901 Fayette Street)
--Other locations to be announced
Tickets are $20 in advance for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for children (12 and under). Children under two are admitted free.
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Look Who's Cookin' (as of 5/31/06)
--Jerome Austin/Father & West Philly resident/Love Pasta & Unity Sauce
--Joel Austin/Founder, Daddy UniverseCity/Love Pasta & Unity Sauce
--Tim Barksdale/Co-Owner, Allie's Flower Baskets & Tea Garden/TBD
--Mike Barney/Computer Consultant & father/Fabulous Fried Turkey
--Joel Beamon/Cook, PCK/TBD
--Mike Bruton/Editor, The Sunday Tribune/Beef Brisket w/BBQ Sauce
--Gabriel Bryant/Constituent Svcs-Ofc. of State Sen. Vincent Hughes/TBD
--Richard Cruz/President, Born 2 Ball Sports/Mexican Salmon
--Greg DeShields/Temple Univ. administrator/Fried Chicken Salad
--Rel Dowdell/Filmmaker/Rel's World Famous Macaroni & Cheese
--Richard Floyd, Jr./Director-ELECT (CISP)/Floyd's Karrot Kake
--Marcus Godfrey/Prog. Mgr.-MARS (CISP)/Chocolate Chip Cookies
--Chef Dana Herbert/Proprietor, Desserts By Dana/Banana Split Sundae
--Larry Hodges/Chef & Co-Owner, B & L Catering/Honey Wings
--Derrick Howell/Prog. Mgr., PSSC/Turkey & Beef Bacon Burgers
--Erick Howell/Progr. Ass't., PSSC/TBD
--M. L. Ingram/Staff Writer, Phila. Tribune/Cornish Game Hen & Rice
--Kevin Jackson/Paramedic, City of Phila./Sweet Potato Cheesecake
--Marlin Johnson/Caterer, Tycooma Catering/TBD
--Stefan Jordan/Lincoln University alumus/Last Man Gumbo
--David King, Sr./S. Philly dad/Jerk Chicken, Plantains & Johnny Cakes
--Keith Lucas/Executive Chef, MANNA/TBD
--John McDaniel/Ass't. Dir. of Diversity, PA CC/Turkey 'N Salsa Dip
--Anthony Miles/Cook, PCK/TBD
--Todd Milhollen/Prog. Mgr.-AIM (CISP)/Hummus & Pita
--Jimmie Morgan/Mediator, PCK/TBD
--Chef Smiley/Owner, Happy Face Catering/Smoked BBQ Chicken
--Chef Dannie Parker/Owner, Nu Level Caterers/Cheese Tortellini w/Pesto
--Chris Ransome/CISP executive & dad/Honey BBQ Orange Chicken
--Chris Ridenhour/Host--"NJ Works" (NJN)/Big Mama's Bread Pudding
--Stacy Tart/Owner, Word On The Street Vending/Blueberry Cheesecake
--Eddie Vann/Chef, Tommy Gunn's American BBQ/Pulled Pork
--John Walker/Collection agency exec/Chicken & Asparagus Gratin
--Kenneth Wells/Head Chef, Savannah Restaurant/TBD
--Charles Woodford, Jr./Prog. Monitor--DHS/Meat Loaf
YOU TOO CAN BE PART OF THIS LIST!!!
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Real Men Cook Info Reception
Thursday, June 8
1836 Callowhill Street
To confirm your attendance, RSVP to (215) 913-2212 or RMCPhila@... by Wednesday, June 7th.
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