March 29, 2013 • 11:05:15 a.m.

Sixty Men Who Cook has new look

Women added to the mix, creating '30 Men vs. 30 Women Who Cook' event

By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE - planitkanenews@shawmedia.com

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ST. CHARLES – The fifth annual 60 Men Who Cook event recently underwent a major modification. Women contestants were added to the mix of competitors, creating a new even called "30 Men vs 30 Women Who Cook."

Organized through the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, the event will include 60 local celebrities who will demonstrate their cooking skills to benefit the Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

Attendees will sample hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, side dishes and desserts made by local men and women, and then vote for their favorite to take home the “Peoples’ Choice Award” in each of the four categories.

Competitors will include local media personalities, a handful of Geneva restaurant owners and chefs, politicians, business owners, community volunteers and more.

Tickets cost $28 if purchased before the event and include food tastings, voting and entertainment. The evening will also include a cash bar and raffle.

Pre-voting is now open until April 17 at www.genevachamber.com/30v30.html. Tickets can also be pre-purchased at that site and held for pickup at will call the night of the event.

For more information, call the chamber at 630-232-6060.

Tickets are also available at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce (8 S. Third St., Geneva), the Geneva History Center (113 S. Third St., Geneva), The Paper Merchant (328 S. Third St., Geneva) and State Street Jewelers (214 W. State St., Geneva).

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