About Leading Men Who Cook

LEAD Inc.'s annual cooking fundraiser


GRANT COUNTY LEADERS AND YOUNG ADULTS COMPETE FOR THE TITLE CHAMPION CHEF AS THEY PREPARE SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE DISHES.  EACH CHEF RAISES TIPS (DONATIONS) FROM GUESTS TO BENEFIT THE NONPROFIT OF THEIR CHOICE.  last year chefs raised nearly $20,000 FOR 20 LOCAL CHARITIES!  


join our 2021 covid-friendly outdoor harvest event:

saturday, november 6  *  3:00-6:00 pm  *  club run golf course

come enjoy A unique culinary experience AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY!


are you passionate about a local non-profit?  join the fun and recruit someone who loves to cook and raise money for your charity.

CHAMPION CHEFS

of previous years


2020

Shane Laubach


2019

Tim Root


2018

Kyle Strohman


2017

Jason Ford


2016 

Isaac Horner


2015

Isaac Horner


2014, Inaugural Year

Charlie Wallace

BEST DISH AWARDS

 (due to covid, 2020 was a carryout event with no trophies awarded.  BUt our secret judges will be back in action this year!)

2019 WINNERS:

BEST OVERALL DISH

Apple Dumplings, Tim Root


BEST APPETIZER

Hoosier Wellington, Rick Berebereia


BEST ENTREE

Manicotti, DL Hurd


BEST SIDE DISH

Indian Spiced Chili, Shankaran Srikanth


BEST DESSERT

Flaming Bananas Foster, Michael Belcher


BOARD CHOICE AWARD

Portuguese Chocolate Tart, Andrew Sorensen

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

for Local Charities & non-profits

If you serve on a local charity board or are passionate about a local non-profit, take advantage of this event to raise money for your cause. The event was designed to benefit many organizations in Grant County. Enter a chef to represent your group. Brainstorm with your organization how to take advantage of the online tip jars, available October 1st through November 6th, and help fill your chefs tip jar with donations the night of the event. Use social media and creativity to promote your organization and fill your tip jar both online in advance and in person the day of the event!

Contact us

CJ McAbee-Reher, Committee Chair

(765) 506-3164


Rhonda Arnold, Chef Communications

(765) 621-5935


Dianne Harris, Tickets & Tip Jars

(765) 506-3164


Mia Owen, Social Media

(419) 967-5330


Tim Harris, Sponsorship & Chef Recruitment
(765) 661-5708


Jennifer Stallsmith, Youth Chefs & Logistics
(765) 618-4423


Linda Smith, LEAD Inc. Office

(765) 251-8732