Men in the Kitchen Chef Information

February 29, 2020

You will have access to your station to begin prep at 5 p.m. Doors open to the public at 7 p.m.  Serving concludes at 10 p.m. or until food runs out, whichever comes first.

Warners’ Stellian Showroom: 3533 W 70th St, Edina, MN 55435


  • Chef entry is free; as a participant you are graciously donating your time.
  • Tickets for guests are $55 per person and include the tasting of all foods and beverages (wine/beer)

Red Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetarian

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

Please fill out the registration form HERE, and send your contact information to Ashley at Please also email with any questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you for your interest and support of JLM’s Men in the Kitchen.


  • You will need to bring your own cookware and cooking utensils.
  • Chef Participants will be provided:
    • $200 to assist with the purchase of ingredients for your dish.
    • Access to full-size refrigerator, freezer unit and dishwasher; may have to share with other volunteer chefs.
    • Serving utensils
    • Special grilling attachments / accessories upon advanced request (No later than January 20th).
    • Heating equipment is limited; please prepare as much food as possible before arriving to eliminate strain.
  • Portioning is limited to a bite size (i.e. a single mouth full). Portions should not exceed a single fork/spoon capacity. Additional details will be discussed during registration; however, assistance is available for detailed menu planning, portion sizing, and/or budgeting.
    • Example: 1 pound (lb) of raw, lean steak should serve 32 people. If you serve the steak with additional ingredients (i.e. a piece of diced potato or a topping), 1 lb could extend to 40 portions.
    • Example: one jumbo shrimp, halved, serves 2 people. One medium shrimp is a single serving.
    • Example: if serving a soup/liquid, portions including garnish are not to exceed 2 fl. oz. (shot glass).
    • Attractiveness of dishes are certainly an important detail, however, keep garnishing to a minimum unless they add value to the flavor. All components must assemble in a one-bite swipe effort.
    • Please be prepared to answer questions regarding your creation and its ingredients. Attendees may have concerns regarding allergies/dietary restrictions.
  • Encourage family/friends to attend. Tickets are $55 per person.
  • The chef with the most votes will be crowned fan favorite and winner of JLM’s 2020 Men in the Kitchen.
  • All proceeds support the JLM’s mission driven community projects while also promoting voluntarism and developing the potential of women in leadership roles.

Equipment will be pre-assigned. Participation as a cook is limited, so sign up TODAY!

We encourage a test-run early in the planning process to help you understand portioning, as foods tend to shrink and change properties.

Thank you in advance for all your hard work – we are excited to taste your creations!