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Men Who Cook 2024

Presented By: Liberty Bank

Men Who Cook is back! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2024. Tickets on sale NOW!


$60 each and all inclusive: all-you-can-eat food, open bar, music & entertainment!

Door Price: $65 each


RAFFLE TICKETS – $10 entries!


1st Prize: 7 day/ 6 night cruise for two on Holland America Line – Destination is your choice of Alaska, Carribean, Mexico, or Canada/ New England

2nd Prize: 55″ TCL Roku Television

3rd Prize: $250 gift card to Stop & Shop

4th Prize: $150 gift card to Char & Lemon

5th Prize: $100 gift card to Roseland Apizza

Need not be present to win! Purchase your tickets in-person at 30 Elizabeth St, Derby (open M-F, 8:30am – 4:30 pm), OR here online, and your ticket stubs will be mailed to you. All raffle proceeds support TEAM Inc’s programming to benefit our community.

Men Who Cook is back!

TEAM’s 16th Annual Men Who Cook fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024. We had the most successful year EVER last year, raising close to $80,000 for our programs, and we are working towards another record year!

We hope you will be able to join us for an evening of culinary creations from over 30 teams of volunteer chefs in our community, along with drinks, dancing and raffles.

TEAM’s Men Who Cook fundraiser is essential to keep programs such as Meals on Wheels, housing and food support programs, income tax assistance, home heating help, the regional diaper bank, medical transportation for older adults, and so many more running and able to meet the needs of all who are in need of a little help. With more people than ever turning to TEAM in the most difficult of circumstances, we hope you will stand alongside us as we aim to ensure all who turn to us have the support and resources they need. And by attending Men Who Cook, you will be a part of making a meaningful difference in the lives of over 17,000 individuals and families who turn to TEAM each year.

Space is limited! Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets include everything – all you can eat food, drinks, music & dancing and fun – and can be purchased via check or cash to TEAM, Inc. 30 Elizabeth St, Derby, CT Attn: Men Who Cook. Or, purchase your tickets online at teaminc.org/men-who-cook/. Sponsorship opportunities are also available! Any questions can be directed to Lillian McKenzie at lmckenzie@teaminc.org.


  • All you can eat food
  • Open bar – beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks & water
  • Raffles – top prize is a 7-day cruise!
  • Music & entertainment including Chaz of Chaz & AJ as our guest emcee!

Event Chairpersons are Kevin Spooner and Fred Ortoli.

John & Logan Arruda – Carne Pork Alentejana; Jorge Pezo-Candelario & Kevin Atterberry; Alfred Bridges, Tyrone Bridges & Terry Davis – Mac & Cheese; Harry Burlakoff – Wings; Brendan Canty & Tavon Simpson – Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting; John Coscia – Chocolate Champagne Truffles; Lou Cutaneo Jr – BBQ Pork Riblets; Mayor Joe DiMartino – Chicken Parmesan; First Selectwoman Annmarie Drugonis – Empanadas & Taquitos; Ken Dugan & David Morgan – Penne Genoa; Brian Fonck, Tony Giobbi, Dan Rosenthal & Matt Matarese – Swedish Meatballs, Tom Haynes; Jamie Jones, Christiana Jones, Tom Harbinson, & Brandie Yerzak – Farm Fresh Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies; Richard Knoll & Robert Rose – Porchetta; Joe Laucella & Mike Chaffee – Hot Dog Bar; Todd Liu – Authentic Spanish Paella; Pastor Joshua Multunas – Vegan Coleslaw; Michael Smith – Deep Fried Banana Pudding; Fernando Solis & Anthony Covino – Texas BBQ; Robert Stabile, Dave Chopak & Tony Rossley – Chicken Brunswick Stew; Nicholas & Nick Tarasovic – Mac & Cheese; Rob Van Egghen Jr. & Bob Van Egghen Sr. – Shrimp Ceviche; David Vasilas – Porchetta; Angel Vega – Tostones with Buffalo Chicken; Mike Franco – Gemelli a la Vodka with Italian Bred AND Cannolis; Mayor David Cassetti & Ansonia First Responders; Cooper Westerkamp – Tiramisu; Bill Purcell & Lincoln Culinary Institute – Southwest Chicken Baskets



Men Who Cook Presented By:

Click above to see TEAM’s Commemorative Book “Recipe for Success” which celebrates TEAM, our supporters, and 15 years of Men Who Cook! This book was published in 2022.