Great Food, Camaraderie and networking

The Kappa Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority raise money for scholarships for young people during its 26th Annual Men Who Cook. Crowds packed Kromrey Elementary School cafeteria to sample tasty entrees, side dishes and desserts created by talented men from across Dane County.

This year’s event, held March 7, was themed “Where Passion Meets Purpose.” The Kappa Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha has provided over $60,000 in college scholarships to deserving students over the past 25 years.

In 1994, the first event Men Who Cook event was held at Lincoln Elementary School on Madison’s south side and had about 50 attendees. Attendance has grown in the hundreds.   

Here are the 2020 Winners:

Judges’ Choice

Entrée:
1st place – Shrimp & Grits Dressing – Edward Brown;
2nd place – Chicken Tikka Masala – Mark Taylor;
3rd place – Honey Mustard Chicken Wings – Eric Williams

Side Dish:
1st place – Yellow Squash and Tomatoes – Jon Gramling; 2nd place – Ceviche & Guacamole – Michael Hernandez; 3rd place – Mango Curry Chicken Salad – Rafeeq Asad 

Dessert:
1st place – Lemony & Deliciously Pucker My Lips – Derrick Smith;
2nd place – Rum Cake – Kyle Nondorf;
3rd place – Tiramisu – Joe Parisi

People’s Choice

Entrée:
1st place – BBQ Chicken – Sam Thomas;
2nd place – Plant Based Burger – Michael Johnson;
3rd place – Shrimp & Grits Dressing – Edward Brown

Side Dish:
1st place – Mango Curry Chicken Salad – Rafeeq Asad;
2nd place – Four Cheese Baked Mac & Cheese – Eric Gavins;
3rd place – Arroz con Gandules – Johnathon Delgado

Dessert:
1st place – Lemony & Deliciously Pucker My Lips – Derrick Smith;
2nd place – Carrot Cake – Marcus Allen;
3rd place – Rum Cake – Kyle Nondorf

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