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Bennett Whitlock cooks at the 2016 Gourmet Guys Give Back

Gourmet Guys Give Back to Feature Local Leaders’ Home-Cooked Favorites

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Bennett Whitlock cooks at the 2016 Gourmet Guys Give Back

Come hungry! Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host their Second Annual Gourmet Guys Give Back event from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Linton Hall School in Bristow.  This family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature 20 local amateur chefs who will compete for People’s Choice and Judges’ Awards for their tastiest dishes. Tickets are available online at

Participating in Gourmet Guys will be:

Jim Aram, cooking Mom’s Vietnamese Egg Rolls

Darrell & Earnest Dixon, cooking Baby Back Ribs & Potato Salad

Dan Durham, cooking both Meaty & Vegetarian Chili

Jim Elliott, cooking Apple of My Eye

Gregory Evans, cooking Prime (Early Morning) BonBon & Salt of the Earth Fudge

Ben Hazekamp, cooking Hazekamp’s Jalapeno Poppers

Conrad Holtslag, cooking Piggy Pug’s Pork BBQ

Harry Horning II, cooking The Steaks Have Been Raised

Mike Howard, cooking German Curry Wurst & German Potato Salad

Steve Liga, cooking Hippolita’s Sweet Golden Onion Soup

Dave Merli, cooking A Taste of the Holidays & Velvety Sweet Potato Soup

Brad Marshall, cooking Smoked Chili

Jason Parsons, cooking Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder

Chris Roccato, cooking Not Your Thanksgiving Chili & Chili Catchin’ Cornbread

Rob Sturm, cooking Robbie’s TDF Gumbo

Aaron Tolson, cooking South African Rogan Josh Curry & Chocolate Éclair Cake

…plus several others whose dishes have yet to be announced.

Guests will be able to sample all of the dishes—appetizers, soups, side dishes, entrees and desserts—and vote for their favorites to identify the Peoples’ Choice winners. Local professional chefs will select Judges’ Award winners. Gourmet Guys Give Back also features children’s activities and face painting, a visit from Santa Claus, assorted raffle prizes, exhibit tables by local vendors, and live music by Singer/Songwriter Greg Dodson.

For more information on the event visit

Sponsors for Gourmet Guys Give Back include Youth for Tomorrow, Novant Health UVA Health System, MP Copiers, Loveless Porter Architects, Linton Hall School, The Benedictine Sisters of Virginia and FreshySites.

Proceeds from Gourmet Guys Give Back benefit the programs and activities of Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce; two not-for-profit community organizations nurturing local leadership and supporting the business and not-for-profit communities through scholarships, educational activities and more.


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