Real Men Cook to be held on Father’s Day at Dallas Convention Center

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Did you know that real men cook?  Well they do, and there’s no better place to find out than at the Real Men Cook Annual Father’s Day Celebration. 

Real Men Cook honors men from all walks of life who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to their families and communities.  On Father’s Day, volunteer chefs prepare and serve their favorite dishes to those who attend the even in host cities.  Chefs include committed dads and father figures, entertainers, athletes, ministers, media personalities and politicians – all bound by their resolve to uplift the family. 

There is a dire need to reverse all of the negative images, stereotypes, and portrayals of black males that have been perpetuated in this country.  If you watch the news, read the paper, or go to the movies, you would think that every black man is involved in crime, without a job, and estranged from his family.  On June 17, 2007 America will have a chance to witness a side of African-American men that is rarely seen.

Real Men Cook, now in its 18th year, has become a Father’s Day tradition.  It is the largest and longest running national Father’s Day celebration of it’s kind. The Chicago originated event is now held in 11 cities around the country, including Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Detroit. 

This year’s Dallas event will be held at the Dallas Convention Center in downtown Dallas. Funds that are raised on Father’s Day will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas.  Darius McCrary of  “Family Matters” fame and Rockmond Dunbar who appeared on the series “Soul Food” will serve as celebrity hosts.  In past years at Real Men Cook, Dr. Frederick Douglas Haynes III, Judge C. Victor Lander, and Roland S. Martin were honored.

chef jeff.jpgAlso in attendance and serving as celebrity chef will be Chef Jeff HendersonChef Henderson is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, From Cocaine to Foie Gras. Chef Jeff is an award-winning chef who made history by becoming the first African-American to run a restaurant at Caesars Place in Las Vegas. He's is now developing a reality TV show, a restaurant enterprise and a movie project with Overbrook/Sony Pictures.

Ladies play an important part in the event as well.  Women serve as tasters of all the delicious offerings that are served up by the men.  Celebrity tasters include Cheryl Smith, Starlene Stringer, Norma Adams-Wade, and Brenda Teele.  This an event that the whole family can enjoy, so I'd encourage everyone to come out to the Dallas Convention Center on Father's Day.

For ticket information, call the Real Men Cook Hotline @ 214-231-5671 or email me at  Please tell them you got the information from Dallas South Blog if you decide to call.  And make sure to drop by my booth on June 17th to get a taste of my banana pudding  

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