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THANK YOU!!!!

Thank you for supporting Iron Gate’s 12th Annual Cooking for a Cause. You helped raise $150,000 for Iron Gate.

Thank You for Supporting
Iron Gate's 12th Annual

Cooking for a Cause

Another Cooking for a Cause is in the books and all we can say is THANK YOU! We’re so humbled and overwhelmed by all of the amazing people who made this event happen. From our all-star event chair, Cara Shimkus Hall, and her amazing committee of Melissa Minsall Paulsen, Kristin Klein Daffern, and Leslie Dieterlen, to all of our talented chefs who served up some tasty dishes, to our roster of volunteers
who kept the food and wine flowing.

We express our heartfelt gratitude to our partners at Tulsa People Magazine and Metro Appliances & More, and all of our patrons and sponsors, without whom we would not be able to pull off this incredible feast. One of the best things about this fundraiser is how much of the money raised goes directly to support Iron Gate’s mission of feeding the hungry and homeless of Tulsa. Thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors are costs are minimal. So the lion’s share of the $150,000 raised at Cooking for a Cause will immediately get turned into hot meals and fresh groceries for Tulsans who are battling food insecurity.

Thank you all and hope to see you at Cooking for a Cause 2019!

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2018 Cooking for a Cause

Photos are courtesy of Brandi Simons Photography

 
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Cooking for a Cause

Cooking for a Cause will feature Tulsa's top culinary talent, serving a tasting menu from live kitchens. It is Iron Gate's biggest fundraiser of the year. Every ticket sold supports our mission to feed the hungry and homeless of Tulsa every day.


If you have any questions about patron opportunities, please contact Ashli at asims@irongatetulsa.org.


 Shannon Smith, Beads and Basil 2017 Cooking for a Cause

Shannon Smith, Beads and Basil
2017 Cooking for a Cause

 Jonathan Moosmiller, CMC, Southern Hills Country Club 2017 Coordinating Chef

Jonathan Moosmiller, CMC,
Southern Hills Country Club
2017 Coordinating Chef

 Candace Conley, The Girl Can Cook 2017 Cooking for a Cause

Candace Conley, The Girl Can Cook
2017 Cooking for a Cause


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2018 Cooking for a Cause Chefs

Candace Conley

The Girl Can Cook

Iron Gate welcomes back Chef Candace Conley. As chef and owner of The Girl Can Cook, she offers recreational cooking classes at her Broken Arrow studio and catering kitchen. Chef Candace has appeared on the Food Network and has been recognized throughout the years with People’s Choice Awards.

Michael Minden

Michael V's

Michael is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has worked as an Executive Chef for Walt Disney World and Marriott Hotels, private resorts, and hospitals. His cuisine epitomizes fresh ingredients and established entrees that Americans don’t get to see very often. His desserts are all made from scratch and are better than what “Mom used to make.”

Shannon Smith

Beads & Basil

Shannon Smith is a professional chef who travels around the world teaching and learning different cooking methods. She is also a jewelry designer, hence the name Beads & Basil.

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Ben Alexander


The Tavern

Ben is the executive Chef from South Korea. He brought his culinary to Tulsa, OK. He is avid about always using fresh ingredients in his dishes. His favorite food to make is anything to do with noodles. With tasteful culinary dishes, his skills still show where he is from.

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Miranda Kaiser
Laffa

Owner and Chef of Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant and Bar, Miranda "was recently named among 20 extraordinary women running kitchens in the country," according to a Tulsa World interview. Her cuisine centers around Middle Eastern flavors. Once you try her food, you will taste her home of Israel.

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Kirk Swaby
The Gathering Place

Chef Kirk was appointed the executive chef of Tulsa's newest riverfront park- The Gathering Place. He believes in creating an experience of making food that brings people together from all backgrounds.

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Gene Leiterman
OSUIT

School of Culinary Arts

Chef Gene serves as the Dean of OSU Institute of Technology's School of Culinary Arts. He has always had a passion of being in the kitchen from a young age. Through his position, he is using his passion of cooking to help others grow their passion.

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Jonathan Moosmiller
Southern Hills

Executive Chef at Southern Hills Country Club, Chef Jonathan is joining us once again. He features dishes that represent an excellence of his culinary skills.

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Joel Bein
Oklahoma Rub Food Truck

Chef Joel is the Owner and cook of a local Oklahoma Food Truck that specializes in smoked meat fusion and BBQ. Find them at Tulsa festivals and events serving up some of their famous various BBQ tacos.

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Jeff Marlow

The Food Bank

Chef Jeff has always worked for private country clubs, until he found the opportunity to work with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Through his experience at the Food Bank, he is always trying to incorporate new ideas for more healthy food options to those in need.

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Elizabeth Howe

US Foods

Chef Howe is joining us again this year for Cooking for a Cause and we are excited to have her culinary skills showcased to all who come to support Iron Gate.

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Kevin Nashan

The Peacemaker

Born in Chicago and raised in Santa Fe, Chef Kevin is one of Tulsa’s newest chefs at his new restaurant The Peacemaker. He’s traveled to Spain and Europe, learning and working his way in kitchens. When he’s not in the kitchen, you can find him training for triathlons or iron-man competitions.


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Thank You to Our Patrons!

Iron Gate would like to extend a special thank you to our event sponsors Tulsa People Magazine and Metro Appliances & More for their continued dedication to this event and feeding the hungry and homeless of Tulsa every day.

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Cream of the Crop


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Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation


Salt of the Earth


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 Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma

Conner & Winters, LLP

Coretz Family Foundation

 

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Spice of Life


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The Carol Tandy Foundation

Win & Kay Ingersoll

Dana and Anil Kilpadikar

Mindy Stephens


The Good Egg


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Capital Advisors, INC

Steve & Ruthie Duenner

Dr. Tom & Sue Stees

Thomas Rains

Sanjay & Julie Meshri

Dr. John and Michelle Hubner

David & Jenny Lamb

Sherwood, McCormick & Robert

Dana and Lance Martin

Ken Ray Underwood Law Office

GH2 Architects


Icing on the Cake



Barbara and Dave Sylvan   

Sharon and Mike Bartlett

Patsy L. Lyon

Linda and Larry Laster  

Gina and Mike Lodes

Laura Stauffer and Bert Fisher

Margaret and Ross Swimmer

Fern and Larry Martin

Charlie Jackson and Tamara Rains

Nancy Dunlap

Starre and Keenan Barnard

                      

 

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Cooking for a Cause 2017

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Patron Opportunities

 

The Big Cheese –$25,000

The Big Cheese is our premier patron. It includes a reserved table for 12 and a chef sponsorship.
You will be recognized in pre-event publicity, including print and online, and in the program.
This level of sponsorship provides food for 11,000 meals for Iron Gate guests.

Cream of the Crop –$10,000

The Cream of the Crop will receive a reserved table for 10 and a chef sponsorship.
You will be recognized in pre-event publicity, including print and online, and in the program.
This level of sponsorship provides food for 4,400 meals for Iron Gate guests.

Salt of the Earth –$5,000

The Salt of the Earth will receive eight event tickets and a chef sponsorship.
You will be recognized in pre-event publicity, including print and online, and recognized in the program.
This level of sponsorship provides food for 2,200 meals for Iron Gate guests.

Spice of Life –$2,500

The Spice of Life includes six event tickets.
You will be recognized in pre-event publicity, including print and online, and in the event program.
This level of sponsorship provides food for 1,100 meals for Iron Gate guests.

The Good Egg—$1,000

The Good Egg will receive four event tickets. You will be recognized in the program.
This level of sponsorship provides food for 440 meals for Iron Gate guests.

Icing on the Cake—$500

The Icing on the Cake will receive two event tickets and be recognized in the event program.
This level of sponsorship provides food for 220 meals for Iron Gate guests.