100 Men Who Cook for Edventure

EdVenture’s 2nd Annual 100 Men Who Cook chaired by Lourie and Shealy
Former and current senators together again to benefit area youth.

Columbia, March 14, 2018- Former state Senator Joel Lourie and current state Senator Katrina Shealy, known for working across the aisle on issues benefiting children when serving together in the Senate, have agreed to collaborate again this time on behalf of EdVenture’s work to support middle and high school students in South Carolina.
Using the popular 100 Men Who Cook format, the event on April 28 will feature 100 area volunteers each serving an appetizer, side dish, entrée or dessert of their choice, demonstrating a household culinary specialty. Dining guests leave tips (possible before the event via website or at the event) for the cooks they wish to honor, with prizes awarded to volunteer chefs with the most tips.

The funds from ticket sales and tips will support the museum’s youth development programs for middle and high school students across South Carolina. These programs focus on leadership skills and workforce readiness. “This event helps us provide learning opportunities for children who have financial challenges, and we are so grateful to former Senator Joel Lourie and Senator Katrina Shealy for taking this event to the next level,” said Karen Coltrane, EdVenture president and CEO. “We are excited to see them come together again to make lives better for children in South Carolina.”

“Our job is to recruit 100 prominent men who are willing to cook a specialty dish and serve it to the community,” said former Senator Lourie. “Happily, no matter what side of the aisle, or what we do in life, we can all agree that helping young people achieve their potential is a cause worth cooking for.”

“A night where men do the cooking is worth buying a ticket to experience,” said Senator Shealy. “And to know that all the proceeds support EdVenture’s programs for youth development makes it an even more special evening. This is a culinary event not to be missed.”

The inaugural event last spring featured Mayor Benjamin serving homemade pie, Sheriff Lott’s LL’s Venison Chili, Fire Chief Jenkins’ Firehouse Chili, Columbia Fireflies’ Bobby Hunter and John Katz’s pork barbecue, FatRat Da Czar’s Chesapeake Crab cakes, and many others. “We had quite the competition going between Sheriff Lott and Chief Jenkins last year,” said Coltrane. “For the price of a nice dinner out, you can be face to face with 100 of the most accomplished gentlemen in the Midlands, have fun, food and drinks with friends, and help area middle and high school students experience learning in new ways.”

Event details:
Saturday, April 28, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at EdVenture – 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Live music provided by Flat Out Strangers. Beer/wine cash bar.
Tickets are $50.00 each and may be purchased in advance online. Ticket includes entrance to tasting and two drink tickets. www.edventure.org
Visit the event’s website to view participating cookers and start tipping your favorite chef to the top of the charts!


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