Real Men Cook Celebration 33 Hailed As Joyous Tribute to Black Men
July 25, 2022
by Melody McDowell
That is how the 2022 Real Men Cook® Celebration was described: The weather was perfect. The vibe emanating from the hundreds who attended was perfect and the variety of chefs and their “perfect” cooking selections had those sampling craving for more. The event was held at the Quarry Event Center, 2423 E. 75th Street, — corporate headquarters of Real Men Charities, the charitable arm of Real Men Cook. The Quarry is lovingly referred to as the gem of South Shore because it has been transformed into a business, arts and entertainment hub as well as a festival destination.
Presiding over the event were Yvette Moyo, co-founder of Real Men Cook and CEO of the presenting nonprofit, Real Men Charities, and Rael Jackson, Program Manager and General Manager – Real Men Cook. For some, it was their first visit to the Quarry, and they got the chance to see – and enjoy — the space. The men grilled, cooked and showed off their culinary
skills in the main stage area. They also cooked their special dish in the adjoining banquet hall and outdoors on the
property where the men grilled in a beautifully decorated and love-filled atmosphere. Throngs of Real Men Cook fans came out to enjoy the fun, fellowship and the opportunity to pay tribute to fathers. This love was at the heart of the event, which marked its 33rd anniversary.