Men Who Cook calendars available for 2015; proceeds benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center

November 18

JOLIET – As the year comes to a close, what better way to plan for 2015 than with the brand new “Men Who Cook” calendar?

These 13-month calendars are loaded with colorful photographs of the nearly 50 amateur chefs and their helpers who entered dishes in last year’s annual “Men Who Cook” competition to benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. The calendar also features photos of Jackson, the Child Advocacy Center’s therapy dog, as well as candid photos of our volunteers and special guests.

And for new additions, this year’s calendar will feature the winning recipes from the 2014 “Men Who Cook” competition.

Calendars are available now through the Seventh Annual Men Who Cook, which is scheduled from 6-9p.m. on March 21 at Pipefitters Local #597 Training Center, 10850 187th St. in Mokena. The calendars cost $10. All proceeds benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. 

“This calendar is a fun way to recognize the local chefs who supported a great cause and fired up the crowd with their culinary talents,” said State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who founded the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995. “They all gave generously of their time and talents to make last year’s Men Who Cook the most successful to date.”

To purchase your cook calendar, contact the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at (815) 774-4565 or visit You can also purchase calendars at any of the following places: 

  • The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, 57 N. Ottawa St., Suite 506, in downtown Joliet.
  • The Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet.
  • Great American Bagel, owned by Men Who Cook volunteer and chef Tom Grotovsky, at 1101 Essington Road in Joliet.
  • Babe’s Hot Dogs, 2600 W. Jefferson Street in Joliet. 
  • The Will County Circuit Clerk’s Office, 14 W. Jefferson Street on the Second Floor. 
  • Carpenter’s Local 174 Union Hall at 1407 Essington Road in Joliet.
  • And the Will County Sheriff’s Public Information Office, 57 N. Ottawa St., Suite 500, in downtown Joliet. 

The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center was established by State’s Attorney Glasgow in 1995 to improve the way child abuse cases are investigated. The center’s trained staff performs child-sensitive interviews when there are allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse. Children’s recorded statements have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of sexual predators.

The center is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization so there is no cost to Will County taxpayers. The center relies on grants, foundations and fundraisers like “Men Who Cook” to operate. 

At “Men Who Cook,” local guys don a chef’s hat and serve up their favorite home recipes for public tasting. It is an affordable, fun and casual competition that draws hundreds of guests each year.

Tickets for this year’s “Men Who Cook” will be available online in January. The cost to sample the fine cuisine from our local chefs is $40 per person; $75 per couple.