Frankfort's Top Cop to Cook for Charity

Fifty men—including Frankfort Police Chief John Burica—will break out their best recipes for the sixth annual 'Men Who Cook' charity event March 22.

Frankfort Police Chief John Burica will be one of 50 men who fire up their ovens and stovetops to cook their favorite home recipes March 22, to raise money for the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.

Chefs at the sixth annual "Men Who Cook" showdown will dish out varying cuisines, including Italian, Mexican, Cajun, Asian, French and Polish.

"You name it, we’ve got it," said State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who founded the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 and chairs its Board of Directors.

The culinary competition will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Pipefitters Training Center Local 597 at 10850 187th Street in Mokena. Tickets are $40 per person; $75 per couple. Kids ages 6–12 are $10; kids 5 and under get in free. 

After making the rounds, guests can vote for their favorite dish in each of four categories: appetizer, side dish, entrée, and dessert. 

"I am always amazed at the level of talent our amateur cooks display each year at ‘Men Who Cook,’" Glasgow said. 

WJOL’s Lynne, Mary and Natalie will return to the “Men Who Cook” Red Carpet this year to greet guests. Jackson, the Children’s Advocacy Center’s therapy dog and goodwill ambassador, will make an appearance. And our Kids Corner will be back again this year. And 2014 “Men Who Cook” Chef Calendars will be available to purchase for $10.

State’s Attorney Glasgow established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 to improve investigations of child sexual abuse cases. The center’s professionally trained and compassionate staff performs forensic child-sensitive interviews when there are allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse. Children’s recorded statements have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of predators.

The State’s Attorney founded the center as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization so it would not impact taxpayers. As a result, the center relies on grants, foundations and fundraisers like “Men Who Cook” to operate.

Tickets for “Men Who Cook” are available online at www.menwhocook.info or they can be purchased at the door.  If you have any questions, contact the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at 815-774-4565.

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