Savor 2013 and plan for 2014 by purchasing ‘Men Who Cook’ calendars

November 7

JOLIET – The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center has fired up a great way for people to keep track of all of 2014’s important events, including the wildly popular “Men Who Cook” culinary competition fundraiser scheduled for March 22.

There is no better way to plan your 2014 than by purchasing a brand new Men Who Cook calendar that features dozens of colorful photos of the nearly 50 amateur chefs who put their home recipes up for judging in last year’s heated competition. The calendar also features photos from the Red Carpet as well as Jackson, the Children’s Advocacy Center’s own therapy dog. 

All photos were shot exclusively for Men Who Cook and the Children’s Advocacy Center by local photographer Stan Niehoff. 

Calendars are available now at a cost $10.  Like the annual Men Who Cook fundraiser, all proceeds from the calendar benefit the not-for-profit Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, which has been protecting children since 1995. Savor memories of the creative table displays and chef costumes, not to mention the many delicious appetizers, side dishes, entrees and desserts at the 2013 competition.

“This calendar is a fun way to recognize the local chefs who came out for this great cause and fired up the crowd with their culinary talents,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “They all gave generously of their time to make last year’s Men Who Cook the most successful yet.”

Calendars can be purchased by calling the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at (815) 774-4565. Or you can buy one at the following locations:

  • The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, 57 N. Ottawa St., Suite 506 in downtown Joliet;
  • Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn’s Office, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet;
  • The Joliet Township Offices through Township Clerk Beth May, 175 W. Jefferson in downtown Joliet;
  • The Will County Sheriff’s Department’s Public Affairs Office, 57 N. Ottawa St., in downtown Joliet;
  • An English Garden Flowers and Gifts, 11210 Front St., in Mokena;
  • And at Great American Bagel, owned by Men Who Cook volunteer and chef Tom Grotvosky, at 1101 Essington Road in Joliet.

For additional information about the calendars, visit online at  You can also like us on Facebook by going to MenWhoCook.

Remember to save the date for the Sixth Annual Men Who Cook, scheduled for Saturday March 22 at the Pipefitters Local #597 Training Center 10850 187th St. in Mokena. It’s an affordable, fun and casual competition that draws amateur cooks from throughout Will County as well as hundreds of hungry guests. Tickets go on sale next year.
The Children’s Advocacy Center was created by Will County State’s Attorney James 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 predators.