Men Who Cook
Dinner Dance

February 15, 2020

Butler Vagabond Center
Doors open at 6:00pm (no early admission)
BYOB (mixers provided)

Advance Tickets: $20 per person –Limited Quantities Available
$25 at the door*
*This event has sold out in the past.
Tickets may not be available at the door of the event.


Includes samples from all the chefs

Please bring a non-perishable donation for the
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.
They are especially in need of canned vegetables & peanut butter

Fundraising proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank

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The Men Who Cook Dinner Dance is a fun event that benefits St. Vincent de Paul’s local food bank. In the past year, the food bank has helped 13,700 people. All attendees are asked to bring non-perishable items to donate to the food bank. While all items are appreciated, they are especially in need of canned vegetables and peanut butter at this time.

We’ve rounded up local men in our community who love to cook. Our lineup includes local celebrities, businessmen, educators, and political leaders  showcasing their culinary abilities for this good cause.

The doors open at 6:00pm for this BYOB event. Each attendee will receive a ticket to vote for their favorite dish. The chef who receives the most tickets wins the The Golden Fork Award and official induction into the MWC Hall of Fame. At each tasting station there will also be a “tip” jar. The chef who earns the most tips throughout the evening will win our Money Talks award. All tip money will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

After the sampling and voting,  enjoy an evening of music and dancing with DJ Pat Gallagher. There will also be a basket raffle and other fundraising games with proceeds benefiting the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

Tickets for the event are available at the Butler Radio Network studios at 252 Pillow Street and online HERE.

The Butler Radio staff is gearing up for Men Who Cook and collecting donations for the St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank.

Meet The Men
Check back as more are added


  • Jake Beluso, PennDot
  • Kevin Boozel, Butler County Commissioner
    Spicy Rice
  • Utah Burgess, Shady Lady Productions
    Mexican Specialties
  • Defending Golden Fork Champion, Jimmy Chiprean, Miller’s Shoes
    Pasta Spectacular
  • Jon Ciafre
    Pumpkin Cupcakes & French Vanilla Cookies
  • Dan Cunningham, Rodfathers Car Club
    Banana Cream Cheesecake & Italian Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Howie & Brock Dittman, Helping Butler County
    Pulled pork & infused waffle morsel
  • Tyler Friel, Butler Radio Network
    Butternut Puree
  • Rick Galante
    Ravioli and dessert
  • Justin Grew, Armstrong
    Hot sausage sliders & roasted potato salad
  • Jack Hutchinson, Butler Post Office
    Apple cake with rum sauce
  • Henry Ibinson, Butler Radio Network
    Pepperoni Poker Chips
  • Jay Kline, Butler Radio Network
    Big Mac Salad
  • Tom Knights, Butler Twp
    Spaghetti stuffed garlic bread
  • Nick & Greg Krelow, PennDot & Butler Twp
    Seafood Newburg with rice pilaf & shrimp shooters
  • Dan Kos, Missing Links Brewery
    Beef Beer Barley Soup
  • Dave Malarkey, WISR Radio Host
    Stout banana bread
  • Mark “Sparky” Mares, PennDot
    Stuffed pepper soup
  • Collin McElhaney, Butler Radio Network
    Chocolate dipped delights
  • Bob O’Neill, Butler City Police Chief
    Mini BBQ Meatballs
  • Pat Parker, WISR
    Mexican Cole Slaw
  • Butch Rocco, Local Classic Car Enthusiast
    Bourbon Balls
  • Gary Schneider, Schneider’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
    Eclair Dessert
  • Jared Schneider, Butler Area School District
    German Rouladen
  • Ron Willison, Wise Snacks
    Wicked Baked Bean Nachos

Our men are fierce competitors, vying for the coveted Golden Fork Award, and induction into the MWC Hall of Fame.
Come out and show your support and vote for your favorite!

Photos from prior years

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