Men Who Cook Is April 20, 2013!

TEAM’s 6th annual “Men Who Cook” returns to the Valley on April 20. Enjoy a night out with your friends and the community at the Valley’s most popular event.

On this spring evening let someone else wear the apron while you enjoy a wide variety of cuisine prepared by over 70 Valley Guys.

These chefs are not professional cooks, they are community minded individuals who enjoy the camaraderie of a great evening with friends and neighbors.

What’s on the menu?

Go international with empanadas, porketta, chicken marsala, and unique pasta dishes.

Like spice? Wings, barbeque and buffalo chicken await you. If you prefer seafood you can sample shrimp alfredo and seafood gumbo.

Get your veggies in southwestern gazpacho, brushetta and other dishes.

There will be smoked turkey, the comfort of chicken pot pie, and sandwiches made with plantains and traditional sausage peppers and onions.

Remember to leave room for dessert with freshly baked coconut cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats.

Chairpersons for this event are Charles Sullivan, David Grant and Jeff Westine. The Marquee Sponsor for Men who Cook is Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan.

And (to date) the chefs who’ll proudly wear the Men Who Cook Aprons:

Anthony Agosto, Pastor Edward Barnes, Swindell Barnes, Jack Betkoski , Juan Bonilla, Ryan Boos, Harry Burlakoff, William Calderara, Patrick Carey, Chief Mike Chaffee, Patrick Charmel, Mike Cotela, Jr., John Coscia, Dave Cribbins, Senator Joe Crisco, Bill DeRosa, Brian Fonck, Roger Giori, Bruce Goldson, Terri Goldson, Eric Granato, Douglas Hensal, Chris Hill, Dave Hill, Ron Holtz, Franklyn Hull, Chief Joel Hurliman, Senator Kevin Kelly, Mike Kieley, Tim Kieley, Richard Knoll, Joe Laucella, Jeff Merrill, Chief Michael Metzler, John Mihalko, First Selectman Kurt Miller, Ned Miller, James Mills, Michael Mills, Nelson Morales, David Morgan, Rick Moore, Robert Muoio, Bill Nimons, Jack O’Donnell, Tim Oppel, Win Oppel, Fred Ortoli, Steve Overby, Joe Pagliaro, Jr., Dave Pendagast, Representative Jason Perillo, Rick Ponce DeLeone, Jim Queen, Dave Rabinove, Johnathan Rodriguez, John Rollinson, Joshua Rosado, Chris Sansone, Carlo Sarmiento, Adam Sevelowitz, Anthony Simonetti, Kevin Spooner, Thomas Steeves, Nicholas Tarasovic, Jr., Nicholas Tarasovic, Sr, Dominick Thomas, Ben Trabka, Robert VanEgghen, Hector Velez, Blake Williams, Stuart Williams, John Yeager, John Zaprzalka, and Tom Zaprzalka.

Special MC for the event is Chaz of Chaz and AJ in the morning on 99.1 PLR.

Men Who Cook begins at 6 p.m. and goes to 11 p.m. at Warsaw Park in Ansonia.

Only $55 per person includes food, beer/wine and soft drinks, bid at the Valley’s greatest silent auction and dance off the night’s calories with music!

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 Trish or obtain tickets online at

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the programs provided by TEAM, Inc. serving the needs of individuals and families living in the Valley.


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