Chiefs Cooking For Kids

Join some of Metro-Detroit’s finest top brass in a chief’s cook-off competition in support of area youth. Metropolitan Detroit Chiefs of Police, Fire and other public safety agencies will don chef aprons and hats on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. in support of Detroit’s youth at the Max Fisher Music Theater in Detroit.

 

Enjoy an evening of great food, fun and music, and elect who will be crowned Metro-Detroit’s 2016 Chief Chef. A silent auction to benefit The Youth Connection will be held during the event with a wide variety of items for sale.

 

Chiefs Cooking For Kids brings together a wide range of law enforcement and fire officials’ favorite recipes in a community-wide effort to raise money for The Youth Connection, a non-profit 501(c)3 agency that connects our youth to a brighter future.

The Chief whose dish gets the most votes will be crowned the winner and will receive the title of Metropolitan Detroit’s “Chief Chef.”

 

For more information about our Chiefs Cooking For Kids event, contact Jeff Griffith

at (313) 826-7099. 

A Look Back!

2016 Chiefs Cooking For Kids

The Youth Connection 4th Annual Chiefs Cooking 4 Kids event was held Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. in support of Detroit’s youth at the Max Fisher Music Theater in Detroit. Over 150 guests joined sixteen of MetroDetroit’s finest top brass in a chief’s cookoff competition. Everyone that attended enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and music, and elected who will be crowned Metro-Detroit’s 2016 Chief Chef.

 

A silent auction was held to benefit The Youth Connection during the event with a wide variety of items for sale.

 

Participating Chiefs from that night included:

 

Chief William Armstrong – Lathrup Village Police Department

Lt. Dan Bigger – Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Chief Stacey Brackens – Detroit Public Schools Police Department

Chief Curtis Caid – Livonia Police Department

Chief Kevin Coney – Highland Park Fire Department

Director Steve Cooper – Oak Park Public Safety Department

Chief James Craig – Detroit Police Department

Chief Ron Haddad – Dearborn Police Department
Chief Eric Hawkins – Southfield Police Department

Chief Anthony Holt – Wayne State University Police Department
Commissioner Eric Jones – Detroit Fire Department
Chief Josh Meier – Canton Fire Department

Chief Johnny Menifee – Southfield Fire Department

Chief Paul Myszenski – Centerline Public Safety Department

Sergeant Rob Ried – Pleasant Ridge Police Department

Grand Chief Ted Roll – Wyandot of Anderdon Nation

Chief Mary Sclabassi – Taylor Police Department

Chief Joseph Thomas – Muskegon Heights Police Department

Chief Shadd Whitehead – Livonia Fire Department

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham – Macomb County Sheriff’s Department

 

 

Winners of the five categories were as follows:

 

Chief Chef (Most overall votes)

                                                             Chief Ron Haddad

                                                                Dearborn Police Department

 

Best Appetizer (Most votes – Appetizer division)

                                                             Chief Anthony Holt

                                                                Wayne State University Police Department

 

Best Entrée (Most votes – Entrée division)

 

 

                                                             Chief Eric Hawkins

                                                                Southfield Police Department

Best Dessert (Most votes – Dessert division)

 

 

                                                             Commissioner Eric Jones

                                                                Detroit Fire Department

 

2016 Chiefs Cooking for Kids Chef’s Choice (Dish chosen by Max Fisher Theater Executive Chef Kyle Hanley as the best of the evening)

 

                                                             Chief Ron Haddad

                                                                Dearborn Police Department

 

The Chefs choice dish was featured on the Max Fisher Theater Catering Menu for the remainder of 2016!

 

The 2016 Chiefs Cooking for Kids event was sponsored in part by:

 

Fifth Third Bank

Skillman Foundation

Associated Food & Petroleum Dealers (AFPD)

St. John Providence Health System

Molina Healthcare

The Parade Company

RJ’s Old Tyme Meat Shoppe

Randy’s Sausage Shop and Detroit Cheese Co.

Apollo Market

Detroit Wholesale Produce.

Motor City Produce

Del Bene Produce

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Thomas Produce

R - HIRT Detroit

SAAD Wholesale Meats

 

 

2015 Chiefs Cooking For Kids

The Youth Connection 3rd Annual Chiefs Cooking 4 Kids event was held Thursday, October 8th, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. in support of Detroit’s youth at the Max Fisher Music Theater in Detroit. Over 250 guests joined sixteen of MetroDetroit’s finest top brass in a chief’s cookoff competition. Everyone that attended enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and music, and elected who will be crowned Metro-Detroit’s 2015 Chief Chef.

 

A silent auction was held to benefit The Youth Connection during the event with a wide variety of items for sale.

 

 

Participating Chiefs from that night included:

 

Chief John Adams – Inkster Fire Department

Andrew Arena – Detroit Crime Commission

Chief James Craig – Detroit Police Department

Special Agent in Charge David Gelios – Federal Bureau of Investigation

Chief Gary Hagler – Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Chief Eric Hawkins – Southfield Police Department

Chief Anthony Holt – Wayne State University Police Department

Commissioner Edsel Jenkins – Detroit Fire Department

Chief Josh Meier – Canton Fire Department

Sheriff Benny Napoleon – Wayne County Sheriff’s Department

Deputy Chief Debra Newsome – Canton Police Department

Grand Chief Ted Roll – Wyandot of Anderdon Nation

Ambassador Joseph Thomas – United States Army Reserve

Chief Barry White – Southfield Fire Department

Chief Shadd Whitehead – Livonia Fire Department

Chief Paul Wilk – Hamtramck Fire Department

 

 

Winners of the five categories were as follows:

 

Chief Chef (Most overall votes)

 

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon

 

Dish Chicken and Mashed Potato Casserole

 

 

Best Appetizer (Most votes – Appetizer division)

 

Wayne State University Chief of Police Anthony Holt

 

Dish BBQ Meatballs

 

 

Best Entrée (Most votes – Entrée division)

 

Detroit Police Department Chief James Craig

 

Dish Baked Salmon

 

 

Best Dessert (Most votes – Dessert division)

 

Inkster Fire Department Chief John Adams

 

Dish Chocolate/Butterscotch/Peanut Butter Surprise

 

 

2015 Chiefs Cooking for Kids Chef’s Choice (Dish chosen by Max Fisher Theater Executive Chef Kyle Hanley as the best of the evening)

Canton Fire Department Chief Joshua Meier

 

Dish Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

 

 

The Chefs choice dish was featured on the Max Fisher Theater Catering Menu for the remainder of 2015!

 

 

The 2015 Chiefs Cooking for Kids event was sponsored in part by:

 

Fifth Third Bank

Skillman Foundation

St. John Providence Health System

Molina Healthcare

Kellerin Equipment Sales

Suburban Collection Showplace

FBI – Detroit Field Office

The Parade Company

RJ’s Old Tyme Meat Shoppe

Randy’s Sausage Shop and Detroit Cheese Co.

Apollo Market

Cheechs Poultry

Detroit Wholesale Produce.

 

For more information on our sponsors, please visit our sponsors page.

For photos for our event, click here!

2014 Chiefs Cooking For Kids

The Youth Connection 2nd Annual Chiefs Cooking 4 Kids event was held Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. in support of Detroit’s youth at the Max Fisher Music Theater in Detroit. Everyone that attended enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and music, and elected who will be crowned Metro-Detroit’s 2014 Chief Chef.

 

A silent auction was held to benefit The Youth Connection during the event with a wide variety of items for sale.

 

Participating Chiefs from that night included:

 

Paul Abbate TYC Board of Directors

Andrew Arena Detroit Crime Commission

Chief Stacy Brackens Detroit Public Schools

Chief James Craig Detroit Police Department

Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue Michigan State Police

Chief Max Garbarino, J.D. Hamtramck Police Department

Chief Eric Hawkins Southfield Police Department

Chief Anthony Holt Wayne State University Police Department

Asst. Chief Lashinda Houser Detroit Police Department

Commissioner Edsel Jenkins Detroit Fire Department

First Lieutenant David Malloch Dept. of Natural Resources

Chief Rich Marinucci Northville Fire Department

Chief Skip McAdams Warren Fire Department

Director Paul Myszenski Centerline Public Safety

Chief Keith Rowley Southfield Fire Department

Chief Shadd Whitehead Livonia Fire Department

Chief Paul Wilk – Hamtramck Fire Department

 

The 2014 Chiefs Cooking for Kids event was sponsored in part by:

 

Fifth Third Bank

Skillman Foundation

St. John Providence Health System

Molina Healthcare

Kellerin Equipment Sales

City of Detroit Recreation Department

Suburban Collection Showplace

Michigan State Fair

FBI – Detroit Field Office

Detroit Crime Commission

RJ’s Old Tyme Meat Shoppe

Randy’s Sausage Shop

Apollo Market Place

2013 Chiefs Cooking For Kids

The Youth Connection 1st  Annual Chiefs Cooking 4 Kids event was held Thursday, December 5th, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. in support of Detroit’s youth at the Max Fisher Music Theater in Detroit. Everyone that attended enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and music, and elected who will be crowned Metro-Detroit’s 2013 Chief Chef.

 

A silent auction was held to benefit The Youth Connection during the event with a wide variety of items for sale.

 

Winners of the four categories were as follows:

 

Best Recipe and 2013 Chief Chef

Andrew Arena, Detroit Crime Commission

Best Appetizer

Chief Roderick Grimes, Detroit Public Schools Police Department

Best Entree

Chief Anthony Holt, Wayne State University Police Department

Best Dessert

Chief Max Garbarino, Hamtramck Police Department

 

The 2013 Chiefs Cooking for Kids event was sponsored in part by:

 

Fifth Third Bank

St. John Providence Health System

The Piston Group

The Skillman Foundation

Molina Healthcare

Detroit Crime Commission

Suburban Showcase Collection

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan

Institute for Population Health

Kellerin Equipment Sales

Detroit Manufacturing Systems

Legal Aid and Defender Association

Michigan First Credit Union

Radish Creative Group

 

 

The Max Fisher Theater provided the perfect venue for our guests to eat, drink, dance and bid on silent auction items while listening to great live music and enjoying a good time with friends. Next year's event promises to be even bigger - we hope to see you there!

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