Thank you to everyone who attended the 18th annual 50 Men Who Cook!

Check out the event photos here.

Save the date for the 19th annual 50 Men Who Cook on August 12, 2023!

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What: CASA’s signature fundraising event, 50 Men Who Cook, is held annually in August at NIU’s Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. Join us for the 19th annual event on August 12, 2023! The evening features 50+ men from the community who bring their favorite dish for guests to taste and vote for their favorite in each category! Guests will also enjoy have the opportunity to enjoy a cash bar, entertainment and raffle prizes, all for a good cause.

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 children who have experienced abuse or neglect in DeKalb County. Who Benefits?

When: August 12, 2023, 6-9 PM


  • Ticket sale information will be available June 2023.

Event Categories:

  • Appetizer
  • Side Dish
  • Entrée
  • Dessert
  • Professional Chefs
 For questions or more information, email or call 815-895-2052.

Thank you to our 2022 Corporate Sponsors!

Five-Star Sponsors
Shaw Media Logo

Top Chef Sponsors
Iron Chef Sponsors
Assistant Chef Sponsors

Blumen Gardens | Dairy Ripple | Heartland Bank and Trust Company | OC Creative | Resource Bank | Slingerland & Clark, P.C. | Stark and Son Trenching, Inc. | State Farm, Keicher Agency | Sycamore Dentistree

Participating Sponsors

Dana’s Day Spa | Pardridge Insurance Inc. | Stoddard State Farm | Swedberg Electric, Inc.

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