August 14, 2021 | 6-9 PM

Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center

Join us for the 17th annual 50 Men Who Cook event!


What: CASA’s signature fundraising event, 50 Men Who Cook, is held annually in August at NIU’s Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. Save the date for the 17th annual event on August 14, 2021! The evening includes a sampling of home-cooked favorites, cash bar, entertainment, and raffle prizes. Format of the event for 2021 is subject to change depending on COVID-19 restrictions.

When: August 14, 2021, 6-9 PM

Where: NIU’s Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center

Who: 50 Men Who Cook is open to the public. Invite your friends and family along!

Why: To raise money to support CASA’s work of advocating for abused and neglected children in DeKalb County. Who Benefits?

How: $40/ticket or 2 for $70 if purchased by Aug. 13. Ticket purchase options:

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  • 50 Men Who Cook will follow all applicable CDC, state and federal guidelines as well as any set by NIU. The health and safety of all who attend 50 Men Who Cook is our priority so we respectfully request that everyone attending comply with the guidelines in place at the time of the event.
  • If you or a household member are experiencing symptoms, including cough, fever of 100.4 and above, shortness of breath, chills, headache, loss of taste/smell, muscle pain, shaking with chills, or sore throat, please stay home and do not attend this event.
  • Per CDC guidelines, if you are not fully vaccinated, you should wear a mask in indoor public places. At this time, masks will not be required outdoors for anyone.
  • Per CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated, masks will not be required but are welcome. If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may need to keep taking steps to protect yourself, like wearing a mask. Talk to your healthcare provider about steps you can take to manage your health and risks.

 For questions or more information, email or call 815-895-2052.

Thank you to our 2021 Corporate Sponsors!

Five-Star Sponsors
First Midwest Bank logo
Shaw Media Logo

Top Chef Sponsors

Iron Chef Sponsors
Assistant Chef Sponsors

Anderson Funeral Home | Blumen Gardens | Brian Bemis Automotive Group | Curran Contracting Company | Dairy Ripple | Heartland Bank and Trust | Lehan Drugs | Resource Bank | Rose Law | Stark and Son Trenching, Inc. | Sycamore Dentistree

Participating Sponsors

The Nancy Watson Team – Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group

“It’s just such a worthy cause and it’s great to see the community come out and support it.” – 50 Men Chef