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    Metropolitan Detroit Fire and Police Chiefs to Participate in a Cook‐Off Competition, Thursday, October 10, at Max Fisher Theater

    Metropolitan Detroit Chiefs of Police, Fire, and other public safety agencies will don chef aprons and hats on Thursday, October 10, from 6:00 8:30 p.m. in support of Detroit’s youth at the Max Fisher Music Theater in Detroit.

    Chiefs Cooking For Kids brings together a wide range of law enforcement and fire officials’ favorite recipes in a community‐wide effort to raise money for The Youth Connection, a non‐profit 501(c)3 agency that connects our youth to a brighter future.

    The Chief whose dish raises the most money through sponsorships will be crowned the winner and receive the title of Metropolitan Detroit’s “Chief Chef.” All Chiefs are trying hard to topple Chief Ron Haddad, Dearborn Chief of Police, who has won Chief Chef three years in a row.

    But close on his heels is Wayne State University Chief Anthony Holt. Awards will also be given out for Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, and the Chef of Blue Star Catering will also pick a “Chef’s Choice” award winner whose dish will be featured on the catering menu for the next year.

    Chief Holt has walked away with either best entrée or best appetizer every year he has participated.

    The Board of Directors of The Youth Connection is hosting the event, featuring an evening of fine food, fabulous shopping, and music. A silent auction to benefit The Youth Connection will be held during the event with a wide variety of items for sale.


    Chiefs Cooking for Kids Recipes for 2019:


    Chief Ron Haddad Haddad Winning Chili

    Captain David Daniels Stuffed Mushrooms

    Chief Anthony Holt BBQ Meatballs

    Chief Paul Myszenski Oreo Truffles

    Chief Barret Jones Wedge Salad

    Battalion Chief Rob DeVries Irish Coffee

    Chief Dave Heavener Chicken Buffalo Wing Dip

    Chief Curtis Caid Bacon Pasta Toss

    Chief Danny Hagen Jambalaya

    Chief Anne Moise Enchiladas

    Chief Jason Olszewski Jalapeno Poppers

    Co. Joseph Gasper Pico De Gallo

    Chief Elvin Barren Reece’s Pie

    Chief O’Such Trifle Cakes



    Contributions can be made online or by voting tickets at the event. Tickets are $75 each, and Chief sponsorships can be purchased by visiting or, or by calling Joi Mitchell at (313) 826-7099. Checks can also be dropped off prior to noon on Thursday, October 10, at the respective Chiefs’ headquarters. Tickets are tax deductible as allowed by law.



    Media Contact: Chief Ronald Haddad (313) 943-2236

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