KC Seen: Cook For Courage

Kansas City’s culinary stars came together for the Child Protection Center.

The Second Annual Child Protection Center’s Cook for Courage raised $61,000 to support children in Jackson and Cass Counties on Sunday, May 31. Nearly 360 folks packed the historic 12th Street Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri to gorge on ribs prepared by some of the area’s best chefs and sip libations prepared by mixologists, including Ryan Maybee of The Rieger.

For the ribs competition, each chef started with an identical slab with the challenge of putting their personal spin into smoking the meat.

Colby Garrelts of Bluestem and Rye won the judge’s (and public’s) vote for best ribs and Patrick Ryan of Port Fonda won the sides competition (for the second straight year) with his Spicy Mexican corn.

The nonprofit’s mission is to provide a safe, child-friendly setting in which to interview child abuse victims; coordinate investigative team services as well as mental health and medical services; and provide supportive services to assist children and their families begin the path toward healing.

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