Men Who Cook, the largest annual fundraising event for Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center (PASAC), is being held on April 14 from 6 -10 pm at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The event helps to support the center and its programs that help victims of sexual crime. This is Men Who Cook's 13th consecutive year and the 2018 signature sponsor is Mercy Medical Associates. This year,WPSD Local 6 is their “Resiliency” Sponsor, with Wagner Wine and Spirits as their “Grow” Sponsor.
Each year has a special theme and this year will be the organization’s tagline: “Hope. Heal. Grow.”
The event brings in familiar local “chefs” to create delicious dishes and includes both amateur and professional teams. These well-known local individuals/celebrity chefs may be politicians, doctors, businessmen, or TV/radio hosts.
During the evening, more than 300 guests will sample gourmet appetizers and vote for their favorite chef who will win the coveted “Taster’s Choice” award. Other awards include: Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, and “Make A Difference Award” to the chef team who raises the most money to support PASAC’s mission.
Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ Remix MC, aka Jeremy Tinsley. There will be a live and silent auction with auctioneer Chris Colson. Some of the items up for grab include: a SanDestin Beach vacation, a Green Turtle Bay Resort & Spa getaway, original artwork and hand signature hand painted children’s chairs, metal work pieces by local artists.
Tickets are $50 and available at the website. You can also purchase them at the door on the night of the event, from any PASAC staff/board members, or from the chefs themselves. For more information, visit facebook.com/PASACMenWhoCook. Further information can be obtained by calling PASAC at 270.534.4422.
Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center (PASAC), which has been there for victims of sexually based crimes, providing comfort and services since 1987. They are a non-profit organization and also serve as the regionally state-designated rape crisis and child advocacy center. They provide free and confidential services to all-age survivors of sexual violence and their supportive family members.
PASAC also provides prevention education programming to children and adults in the community as well as specialized training to community partners. Their goal is to reduce the occurrence of sexual violence and to assist people of all ages who have been through it through the healing process, both long and short term.