A Chicago organization is hoping to recruit more Black fathers to participate in its 20th Annual Real Men Cook event held each year on Father’s Day.
A Chicago organization is hoping to recruit more Black fathers to participate in its 20th Annual Real Men Cook event held each year on Father’s Day. The Real Men Charities Inc. will sponsor a free breakfast Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Kennedy King College, 6301 S. Halsted St., for men interested in cooking at the June 21 event, to be held at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. Women volunteers are also encouraged to attend the breakfast where information about the event will be discussed. To be eligible to cook at the event, men must complete a cooking class to receive their sanitation certification issued by the state. The certificate is good for one year. The registration fee to take the class is $35 and can be paid at the breakfast or before the class begins, which has not yet been determined. The Real Men Cook event began on Father’s Day in 1989 when Yvette and Karega Kofi Moyo, parents of nine, invited neighborhood families to gather at their Chicago home for a potluck feast. Over the years, the event has grown to capture national attention for its effort to inspire, uplift and promote positive Black fathers as role models for their families and communities. ______ Copyright 2009 Chicago Defender. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.