Collectively, more than $6.1 million has been raised through 57 different 100 Cooks Who Care events across multiple Old National regions to benefit local organizations.
What makes the event so special? Imagine 100 of Kalamazoo’s most notable leaders (bankers, attorneys, physicians, educators, and business leaders from every endeavor, or anyone who is well known to the public) retreating into their respective kitchens to concoct their favorite dish. After a careful and loving preparation, the chef creatively decorates their serving station, dons thier favorite costume in an effort to entice the crowd of friends, family, and fellow community members to take a nibble of their specialty cuisine. The goal: Raises the most money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kalamazoo through “tips” collected, or any other fundraising efforts the chefs can dream up. Did I mention bragging rights?
For the $50 per person admission price, guests at 100 Cooks Who Care will be treated to a cash bar, a chance to bid on and possibly win a variety of silent auction items, and all the usual offerings of a non-profit fundraiser in a much more relaxed, carefree atmosphere at WMU’s Bernhard Center. At this event, guests will also have 100 different food options for their tasting pleasure, all while enjoying one of the most extraordinary social events of the year!
Proceeds from 100 Cooks Who Care will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo.