By: Brittanni Elisabeth

Make sure those bellies are empty and your schedule’s clear. This Saturday, February 25th, Men Who Cook is planning to make sure their weekend sizzles and I don’t just mean by being hot! Over 40 "chefs" are competing skillet to skillet to be the best not only in taste but in people’s choice, best looking table, best presentation and a silver spoon award for the best decorated apron. Richard Morris is the director that seess things through. He first discovered the idea of men who cook in 2005 while working in Paducah, and when he moved to Owensboro and met the Glenmary Sisters he wanted to give back to them from the community.

In 1991 the Sisters moved here to help feed the poor. There are missionaries in Kentucky, Missouri, and Georgia. His purpose for this event is for the community to come together and not just taste food but to have a taste of sacred recipes from the heart of families. This is the fifth year for this event to take place the theme for this year is Mardi Gras. A local designer from Owensboro is helping set up to make it spectacular evening. Live music, complementary water, soda and beer will be served so you must be 21 or over to attend.

No specific dress code is needed for each competitor just simply a decorative apron. Also a silent auction will be held with over 10 baskets holding over $100 worth of stuff to help the Sisters raise more money. These baskets were donated by main businesses around Owensboro, including Independence Bank, Auto Zone, etc. This will be an exciting event of the weekend with hopefully a huge turnout.

Admission is $35 per couple and tickets will also be sold at the door. Last year’s top chef was Jeb Medley, so come on down and see the event take place while the new chef is crowned King of the Mardi Gras event. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Hines Center in Philpot, KY, and as Richard’s grandmother always said “to be a good cook you have to burn a lot of pans!”