Saturday, September 16, 2017
Stratford Square Mall
152 Stratford Dr.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Outdoor Tent Pavilion on the grounds
of Stratford Square Mall

6:008:00 pm


Advance ticket purchases:
$30 per ticket
Tickets at the door:
$35 per ticket ($5 off with canned food item donation)
Children 4-11: $10
Children under 3: free
Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call at the event.

Join us on Saturday, September 16, from 6-8 p.m., for the 9th Annual 50 Men Who Cook and Divas Who Dish, A Taste of Bloomingdale. This food fest and fundraiser will be in a new location this year--an outdoor tent at Stratford Square Mall. The casual evening features 50 prominent men and women from the greater Bloomingdale community--both amateur and professional chefs--who prepare tastings of their favorite recipes for event attendees to sample and judge. It is a multi-course culinary competition with everything from appetizers to desserts. No one leaves hungry! The event includes musical entertainment and an amazing raffle full of prizes from local businesses. A portion of the proceeds benefit area schools.

2017 50 Men Who Cook and Divas Who Dish, A Taste of Bloomingdale Top participants
Appetizers and Snacks
1st place - Cheesy Bacon Tots by Eric Becker, "The Swine Guy"
2nd place - Smoked Chicken Wings by Jeremy Gabriel of Bloomingdale School District 13
3rd place - Beef Tostada by Jesse Torres of D's Treats

Sides and Salads
1st place - Meatballs by Patrick Devitt of Devitt Investment Firm
2nd place - Bryen's Chopped Salad by Bryen Travis of the Bloomingdale Barracudas

Entrees
1st place - Swedish Pancakes by Steffan Larsson of Bloomingdale School District 13 and his daughter Emma
2nd place - Cheese Ravioli with Marinara by Gaetano Ciccone of Nino's LLC
3rd place tie - Chicken Stroganoff by Joe Little AND Mighty Mustang Chili by Jerry O'Shea of Marquardt School District 15

Desserts
1st place - Bloomingdale Fire Protection District #1Chief Jeff Janus with Smokey Bear S'mores
2nd place Anna Colella of Pan American Bank with Tiramisu
3rd place - Larry Giampa with Oreo Cookie Balls
Professionals
1st place - Anyway's American Grill & Pub - Bloomingdale with their Homestyle Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes
2nd place - La Campana Mexican Restaurant with their Ceviche de Camarones
3rd place - Quick Fire Cafe with their Penne alla Vodka

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