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MEN WHO COOK 2018 Winners

Appetizer Category

  1. Channahon Police Department and Mahoney, Silverman and Cross – Craig Gunty, Andrew McClellan, Paul Potts and Brian Wellner with NASCAR Nachos.
  2. Will County Sheriff’s Detective Jim Jones with stuffed mini sweet peppers.
  3. TIE: Aaron Janik with bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with chorizo, and Jeff See with smoked prime rib sliders.

Side Dish Category

  1. The Marcum Family – Patrick, Brett, Tyler and grandfather Jim with corn cakes.
  2. Mike Pasteris with potato soup.
  3. Kris Chernaichit – TIAA Bank with Lao fried rice.

Entrée Category

  1. Joe Garbin – Farmer’s Insurance with roasted pork tenderloin with homemade applesauce and fennel slaw.
  2. Shorewood Police Department – Paul Hulbert with Hawaiian pulled pork sandwiches.
  3. Richard Kuczkowski – Sewer and Tunnel Miners Laborers Local 2 with barbecue beef brisket.

Dessert Category

  1. Al Roechner – Joliet Police Department with baklava.
  2. Will County Executive Larry Walsh with Irene’s famous caramels.
  3. TIE: Daniel Crane with tailgate sandwiches, and Shawn Filipiak – Joliet Police with tiramisu.

Professional/Commercial Category

  1. Rick Jerding Joliet Country Club with duck confit quesadillas.
  2. Geoff TryonSilver Cross Hospital with wild berry short rib skewers.
  3. Thomas MorenoThe Blue Taco/United Way of Will County with chipotle shrimp with banana salsa on tortilla and sweet potato chipotle au gratin.

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