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50 Men Who Can Cook

Event Information

The MEN are in the kitchen again!

How it works...

Local community and school leaders are selected to prepare their recipe of choice including salads, soups, sides, entrées or desserts.  Each Celebrity Chef is asked to bring 800, 2 oz. samples for our guests to taste at the event.  Tickets get you entrance into the event and includes all the food you can taste and adult beverages of your choice.  Mystery bags and a raffle will offer guests opportunities to support our schools.  You also get to vote for your favorite appetizer/salad/side dish, soup/chili, entrée, and dessert for the awards that will be presented at the end to our Celebrity Chefs.  This is an “adult-oriented” event and guests are discouraged from bringing children.


February, 2, 2024

6:30PM - 9:30PM

Brazos County Expo

Highlights of the Night!

If you cooked, attended, sponsored, volunteered, bought or donated a Silent Auction item or mystery bag at 50 Men Who Can Cook...THANK YOU! Education Foundation programs like our teacher grants, scholarships, Chrissy's Closet and more are only made possible by the generosity of our community. Thank you for supporting College Station I.S.D. at 50 Men and throughout the year!

And the winners are...


Winner - Jason Starkey, Evan Eike & Seth Smith, Letterman Title "Brisket Boudin"

Runner Up - David Espinosa, Mark Espinosa & Ryan Ullmann, A&M Consolidated Middle School "MEATzzarella Bombs"

2nd Runner Up - Blair Forester, Pebble Creek Elementary, "Smoked Thickles"



Winner - Robert LaTourette, CJ Havlik & Jay Phillips, Wellborn Middle School, "Big Kahuna Chili"

Runner Up - Anthony Fleitas, Jackson Bailey & Bret Wernert, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, "Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo"

2nd Runner Up - Bryan Hanna, Jay Rudinger & Billy Hart, West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C., "Tort-illa Soup"



Winner- Caleb DeLuna, Doug Fuentes & Brady Young, Southwood Valley Elementary, "Smoked Shotgun Shells"

Runner Up - Darin Paine, True Brown & Justin Lake, Ring of Fire BBQ, "Three Amigos Smoked Enchiladas"

2nd Runner Up - Josh Rhine, Eric Zylman & Stacy Abbott, College Station Middle School, "Knight Nation Sensation"



Winner - Rocco Grande & Tommy Newton, Oakwood Intermediate, "Oakwood Slam Dunks"

Runner Up - Andrew Naegar & Stephen Wright, Wright Naeger Dentistry, "Rock 'n' Cinnamon Roll"

2nd Runner Up - Billy Couch, Chris Perkins & Jim Bob Arnold, College Station Police Department, "Fat Granny's Bread Pudding"



Winner - Chance Bloodworth, Zach Alston & Aaron Parker, Dailey Company, "Dailey Company Sheet Cake"

Runner Up - Josh Newton, Stan Jones & Blake Kopetsky, Dexter Insurance, "Gump Gumbo"

2nd Runner Up - Derek Halling & Doug Hahn, DH2 Culinary Initiatives, "Toes in the Sand Salsa"



Winner - Anthony Fleitas, Jackson Bailey & Bert Wernert, Barlett Cocke General Contractors, "Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo"

Runner Up - Cody Welch & Anthony Voneiff, Avinext, "Birria Bombs"

2nd Runner Up - Bryan Hanna, Jay Rudinger & Billy Hart, West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C., "Tort-illa Soup"



Winner - John Morgan, RAVA Construction

Runner Up - Kyle Ervin, CAPSHER Technology


Thank you to ALL of our Celebrity Chefs who participated and brought their "A" game to the event this year!

photo credit: our great partner Fig-Mint Photography!