I posted my Ruben Studdard interview from the Real Men Cook event Sunday over on the “Idol” blog almost immediately. Held at the Georgia Railroad Depot near Underground Atlanta, several thousand people sampled food by dozens of professional and amateur male cooks for charity.
Here are some leftover photos I took from the event as well.
Here is Sam Crenshaw, the sports anchor at WXIA-TV with cook Esther Caspino.
And Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) in a chef’s cap.
His barbecue chicken was great!
Jason Ellis has survived four eliminations so far on Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen.”
Former WAOK-AM talk show host Shelley Wynter is still hoping to get back on Atlanta radio:
WSB-TV’s Jovita Moore and John Bachman did some MC work:
Supervising producer Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios served lemon pepper wings:
Chef Jamika from the 2009 edition of “Next Food Network Star” did much of the MC work:
Here were the winners:
Appetizers (Professionals): Chef Desmond Fanning (Mango Shrimp), 33 total points (out of 36).
Entrees (Professionals): There is a tie between DeCuir Catering and Creole Culinary Club, as they both received 36 out of 36 points (i.e. perfect scores).
Desserts (Professionals): Cartel Catering (Sweet Alva), 33 total points (out of 36).
Appetizers (Amateurs): Mike Holmes, 34 total points.
Entrees (Amateurs): Myron Stinson, 35 total points.
Desserts (Amateurs): Shombe Jones, 30 total points.