Hope. Heal. Grow.

Men Who Cook 2018

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.

Chefs Making a Difference

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.

This year’s chefs include:

  • Alan Hughes                                               Hughes Meat Market
  • Barry Cothran
  • Beau Brown & Matt Cook                            Dairyman’s Supply
  • Bobby Bonds                                               Paducah Fire Department
  • Brad Tate                                                     A Few Good Men
  • Chris Miller                                                  Mercy Medical Associates
  • Craig Gentry                                                Mike Smith Toyota
  • Danny McGowan                                         Artisan Kitchen
  • Daryl Tilford                                                 Tilford’s Q Krew
  • David Hughes,
  • David Jones                                                Shandies
  • David Knight                                               Campaign for Jailer
  • Anthony Tinin                                              Dee Dee’s Delights
  • Jacob Miller
  • Tim Andrea                                                  Baptist Health
  • Jeff Parker                                                   Catering Company of Paducah
  • Jeremy Jeffrey                                             Mercy EMS
  • Jeremy McNutt                                            Mellow Mushroom
  • Jim Dudley & Judd Myers                           KeeForce
  • Jim Nygaard                                                Paducah Aero Modelers
  • Mason DeJarnett                                         Kiwanas Club of Paducah
  • Matt Lyeria                                                  Northwestern Mutual
  • Micheal Byers                                              Byers Strategic Services
  • Mike Moore
  • Nathan Antonites & Nathan Jaimet             Paducah Meal Prep
  • Nathan Antonites                                         KY BBQ Supply
  • Nick Morris                                                  Peel & Holland
  • Richie Kemp                                                For Graves County Commonwealth Attorney
  • Shane Parker                                              Bear on the Air, Bristol Broadcasting
  • Steve Appel
  • Terrance Adams                                           Mercy Medical Associates
  • Terry Powell                                                Fulton PD
  • Todd Anderson                                            Derkson Buildings
  • Todd Rushing                                              Paducah City Schools
  • Tom Keuler                                                  KKHB
  • Tyler Austin                                                 Austin Insurance

We Got the Beat!

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 Available Now

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.