Almost time for Men Who Cook

Jan 29, 2016 | Community Relations
Come for your old favorites or come for something new. 

Come for the food, stay for the dancing.

Whatever your reason, don’t miss Lamar Educational Award Foundation’s (L.E.A.F.) annual Men Who Cook, presented this year by Sprint Waste.  This year, the culinary talents of 51 chefs will be available for your gastronomic delight. 

The event will be Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Texas Ballroom at Safari Texas Ranch. Ken Mondshine and the Brotherhood Band will provide the evening’s musical entertainment.

Tickets for the gala are $75. Go to or contact Janice Knight at 832.223.0334 for more information regarding L.E.A.F. or to purchase tickets.

Proceeds from the evening support the creative ideas and classroom projects by Lamar CISD teachers that would otherwise go unfunded. L.E.A.F. also offers scholarship to graduating Lamar CISD students and to paraprofessionals working on their teaching certificates.

In 16 years of existence, L.E.A.F. has invested more than $2.5 million into LCISD schools.

Sponsors supporting L.E.A.F. at the Gold level include, UnitedHealthcare and Vanir-Rice & Gardner Joint Venture.

Silver level include Andy Sanford-RBC Wealth Management, BOSC Inc., Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Consolidated Property Advisors, Kay Danziger, Drymalla, First Financial Group of America, FirstSouthwest, Fluor, Gamma Construction, Gurecky Manufacturing, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Hutchison, Shockley, Erley & Co., J.W. Roberts & Company, Paul and Janice Knight, Lee and Jan Leaman, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, Nalco Champion and NewFirst National Bank. Also, NRG WA Parish Plant, PBK Architects, Raymond James,  Rogers, Morris & Grover LLP, Si Enviro, The Hunton Group, Universal Safety Consultants, VLK Architects/KME Salas O’Brien, Wells Fargo Securities and State Rep. John Zerwas, M.D.

Bronze level sponsors are AG/CM Inc. Construction Management, Amegy Bank, Automated Logic, Bonbrook Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch, Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapels, Gallagher Benefit Services, Gilbane, Go IT Services, ICON Bank, and Lee Mahlmann, D.D.S. Also, McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas,  Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, NewQuest Properties, Rotary Club of Richmond, Safari Texas, Thompson & Horton,  Twinwood, University of Houston- Sugar Land/WCJC and Whitley Penn LLP.