A lot of grilling, sautéing, baking and barbecuing will be going on this Friday, February 3rd as 137 local community and school leaders prepare for the 10th Annual 50 Men Who Can Cook hosted by the College Station ISD Education Foundation at the Brazos County Expo. Proceeds from sponsorships along with the sale of tickets, silent auction items, mystery grab bags and raffle tickets will fund innovative teaching grants, student scholarships and the district’s learning website Success 24/7.
Sixty-eight celebrity chef booths will be showcasing their culinary skills and serving up their special recipes including College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum, Brazos County District Attorney Jarvis Parsons, CSISD Superintendent Clark Ealy, new A&M Consolidated High School Football Coach Lee Fedora and former Eagle sports writer Larry Bowen.
Commerce National Bank has been the event’s Top Chef Sponsorship for the last 9 of 10 years. “We see this as an investment into our community that pays huge dividends to the kids of College Station ISD,” said Commerce National Bank Senior Vice President Doug Pittman. “We stand by our motto to be ‘Committed to Your Success.’ That commitment is for the students, teachers, staff, and everyone touched by the CSISD Education Foundation.”
“We’re especially excited this year because it’s our 10th Anniversary of 50 Men Who Can Cook,” said CSISD Education Foundation Executive Director Teresa Benden. “Because of the overwhelming support of our community through this event the past 10 years, we hit a huge milestone this past fall awarding our $1 millionth in teacher grants to the district.”
This year’s 50 Men Who Can Cook Co-Chairs are CSISD Education Foundation Board Members Robert Orzabal and Heather Simmen. “I am proud to co-chair this event because it helps fund all the programs we support,” said Simmen. “I am constantly impressed by the teacher grants that are submitted every year, the talented students we get to honor at the Hall of Fame Banquet as well as the students that get awarded scholarships. This foundation does so much for our schools, and I am proud to be a part of it. ”
For more information about the event or the CSISD Education Foundation, please visit our website at givetokids.csisd.org, check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CSISDEF, or contact Teresa Benden, CSISD EF executive director, at 979-694-5615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.