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Get Your Taste Buds Ready

Iron Gate’s 13th Annual Cooking for a Cause is coming soon. Don’t miss the tastiest way to feed the hungry in Tulsa. Cooking for a Cause features some of your favorite chefs, cooking up some of their tastiest dishes, in a fun, casual atmosphere. And it all benefits Iron Gate’s mission to feed the hungry and homeless of Tulsa.

13th Annual Cooking for a Cause

October 10, 2019

6:30pm

Metro Appliances & More
(53rd and Mingo)

See sponsorship opportunities below or email Ashli at asims@irongatetulsa.org for more information.
Want to donate an item for our gift card pull or live auction? Please contact Cari at cgutierrez@irongatetulsa.org


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Meet the Chefs


Taste the Harvest
Feed the Need

Iron Gate’s Cooking for a Cause Fundraiser supports our mission to feed the hungry and homeless of Tulsa every day. More than 90% of dollars raised at this event go directly to support operations.


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Patron Opportunities

The Big Cheese –$25,000

Provides food for 6,000 hearty meals.
Includes Admission for Sixteen to the VIP Cocktail Hour
Two Reserved Tables for Sixteen with Two Bottles of Champagne
Chef Sponsorship
Eight Complimentary Raffle Tickets
Program, Website, and Social Media Recognition

Cream of the Crop –$12,000

Provides fresh groceries for 528 families in need.
Includes Admission for Eight to the VIP Cocktail Hour
Reserved Table for Eight with Table Wine with a Bottle of Champagne
Chef Sponsorship
Eight Complimentary Raffle Tickets
Program, Website, and Social Media Recognition

Salt of the Earth –$6,000

Provides 1,500 hot and hearty meals.
Includes Admission for Eight to the VIP Cocktail Hour
Eight Event Tickets
Chef Sponsorship
Four Complimentary Raffle Tickets
Program, Website, and Social Media Recognition

Spice of Life –$3,000

Provides shelf-stable milk for 1,000 families.
Includes Admission for Six to the VIP Cocktail Hour
Six Event Tickets
Three Complimentary Raffle Tickets
Program Recognition and Website Recognition

The Good Egg—$1,200

Provides enough kid’s packs for an entire month.
Includes Admission for Four to the VIP Cocktail Hour
Four Event Tickets
Two Complimentary Raffle Tickets
Program and Website Recognition

Icing on the Cake—$600

Provides groceries for 24 families.
Includes Admission for Two to the VIP Cocktail Hour
Two Event Tickets
Program and Website Recognition


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2019 Cooking for a Cause Committee

Ken Busby
Lindsey Bristow
Brooke Dormont
Adam Gross
Mary Ann Hille
Courtney Knoblock

Tricia McDonald
Jana Monforte
Kaysi Moore
Cyndy Phillips
Alisha Stacy
Ryon Stirling


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Meet our 2019
Cooking for a Cause Chefs

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Jonathan Moosmiller

Executive Chef at Southern Hills Country Club, Chef Jonathan is a long time Iron Gate supporter and apart of Master Chefs’ Institute, LLC. He once again will be bringing his amazing culinary skills to Cooking for a Cause.

Chef Audrey Long

Executive Chef at The Tavern/ Bull in the Alley, Chef Audrey Long moved to Tulsa two years ago. She grew up in Missouri watching her mom cook and gained her passion in the culinary world. Starting as a line cook, she quickly moved up to become the Executive Chef. You can find her culinary work in the fall and brunch menu at The Tavern.

Chef Candace Conley

Chef and Owner of The Girl Can Cook, we are happy to have Candace back with us again this year! She is a fan favorite and loves teaching others how to cook at home. Chef Candace appeared on Season 4 of Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons cooking competition show. Come taste her self-taught culinary skills!

Chef Joel Bein

Joel Bein is the owner of the Oklahoma Rub food truck. Known for fusion BBQ, Chef Joel is a regular at Cooking for a Cause.

Chef Miranda Kaiser

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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Chef Elizabeth Howe

Chef Howe is the chef at US Foods and will be joining us this year once again. Her focus is on healthy eating and she will likely change your mind on how tasty eating healthy can be.

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Chef William Lyle

Executive Chef at Tulsa’s most distinctive experience city club, The Summit Club. Chef William has years of restaurant experience and promotes having a healthy lifestyle with cooking. Come taste his take on healthy substitute secrets.

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Chef Lia Lewis

Born in Paris, raised in Tulsa, Chef Lia is returning to Cooking for a Cause after some years. With her love for food and sharing it with one another, we are excited to have her with us again this year.

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Chef Michael Minden

Owner and Executive Chef at Michael V’s Restaurant and Bar, Chef Michael is bringing his famous coconut cream pies to Cooking for a Cause once again.

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Chef Jeff Marlow

He left behind working at the Country Club to help feed the hungry at the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Chef Jeff is the Director of Culinary Services and loves to bring awareness of hungry in the community, along with providing healthy meals to those in need. Have a chance to meet him at this year’s event!


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Thank You to our Patrons

Big Cheese

Mike and Leslie Moore

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

Cream of the Crop

Cherokee Nation Businesses

Ruth Nelson

Salt of the Earth

BAMA Co. Inc.

Coretz Family Foundation

Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma

Hille Foundation

Spice of Life

David and Jenny Lamb

Winthrop and Kay Ingersoll

Simmons Bank

Conner & Winters, LLC

Eide Bailly

Indian Healthcare Resource Center

Dana and Anil Kilpadikar

Carol Tandy Foundation

Good Egg

Capital Advisors, INC

Ross Swimmer

Michelle and John Hubner

Tom and Elizabeth Rains

Carr & Carr Attorneys

Meshri Family

Ken Ray Underwood Law Offices

Keenan and Starre Barnard

Bell Davis

Flintco Construction

GH2 Architects

Lucy and Paul Loving

Karen and John Power

Rebellion Energy

Ambrose and Joyce Sims

SpringPoint Technologies

Wallace Engineering

Amy and Carey Waters

Icing on the Cake

Dave and Barbara Sylvan

Anchor Stone Company

Richard and Becky Young

Lance and Dana Martin

Charlie Jackson and Tamara Rains

JONESPLAN Construction

Dr. Tom and Sue Stees

Ken Busby

Sharon and Mike Bartlett

Carrie and Jason Henderson

Mrs. Meredith Howard

Mike and Gina Lodes

Kristin and Hugh Robert

TD Williamson

York Electronic Systems


Thank you to our Event Sponsors

 
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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.


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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Cooking for a Cause 2017