Men Who Cook Support TEAM

Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser dinner being held on Saturday, April 2, 201, from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. at Warsaw Park, Pulaski Highway, Ansonia.

Seventy-one men from the surrounding Valley Community will cook their favorite dishes including appetizers, salads, soups, side dishes, entrees and desserts. The evening will include dinner (sampling of all dishes), open bar (wine, beer & soda), a silent auction and dancing. In addition, viewing of the Final Four basketball playoff on a 50” wide screen television will be available for the basketball enthusiasts. The television will be auctioned at the end of the evening.

David J. Grant of David Grant Caterers and Charles Sullivan of John J. Sullivan’s Restaurant are event chairpersons.

The Main Marquee sponsor is Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan Bank.

Diane Stroman, TEAM, Vice President of Development states “The event over the past three year’s led by Charlie and Dave has been a major success for TEAM.

Last year over 600 people filled Warsaw Park last year.

Seats are limited so anyone planning to attend should purchase their tickets early. No tickets will be sold at the door.

We have a large group of diverse men who have signed up to be a part of this unique fundraiser many who have been involved since the inception of the event.”“ She further states, “We have a fun filled evening planned, and we hope the community will come out and support TEAM as they have over the past three years. We are still in need of event sponsors. You can become a Silver Plate Sponsor for $1,000, a Bronze Plate Sponsor for $500 or a Blue Plate Sponsor for $250. In addition we need auction items for the silent auction. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support programs sponsored by TEAM.”

The 2011 Valley Men Who Cook Chefs are:

Anthony Agosto · Pastor Edward Barnes · Swindell Barnes · Jack Betkoski · Fred Bialek, Jeff Blanco · Harry Burlakoff · Pat Carey · Chief Mike Chaffee · Patrick Charmel ·Dave Conti· John Coscia · Jim Cotter · Dave Cribbins · Senator Joe Crisco · Mayor James DellaVolpe ·David Foster · Albe Galotta · Bruce Goldson · Terri Goldson · Dr. Salvatore Graziano · Glenn Green ·Chief Kevin Hale · Devar Headley ·Franklyn Hull · Chief Joel Hurliman · Mike Kasinskas ·John Kay · Mike Kieley ·Tim Kieley · Richard Knoll · Joe Laucella · Ed Lavin · Mike Marcinek · Jeff Merrill · Chief Michael Metzler · Ned Miller · Erik Monks · Rick Moore Chief Jerry Narowski · William Nimons · Charlie Nolan ·Dan Onofrio · Win Oppel · Fred Ortoli · Bill Ostrum · Joe Pagliaro, Jr. · Father Nick Pavia Dave Pendagast · Representative Jason Perillo · Bill Pucci · Dave Rabinove ·John Rollinson ·John Roman · First Selectman Paul Roy · Chris Sansone · Rich Searles · Mike Shirling · Anthony Simonetti · Kevin Spooner · Mayor Anthony Staffieri · Nicholas Tarasovic, Jr. ·.Nicholas Tarasovic, Sr. ·Ben Trabka · Dr. Stephen Tracy · John Trentacosta · John Trovarelli · Justin Vescovi · Jack Walsh ·Atty. Jim Walsh · Blake Williams· Stuart Williams .

To become an event sponsor, auction donor or purchase tickets, contact Trish Wigglesworth at (203) 736-5420 ext. 221 or Tickets can also be purchased on line at

TEAM Inc. is a private, 501C (3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community. It aims to achieve its mission by conducting activities that address the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals and families including resource mobilization, education, advocacy and service delivery. TEAM programs serve the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Shelton, Seymour and Woodbridge.


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