2016 Iron Chef Fundraiser

2016 Iron Chef Fundraiser

Come Eat for Housing Justice in Wisconsin!  


The Tenant Resource Center will host our annual Iron Chef fundraiser on:

Friday, April 1st, 2016

from 5pm to 7pm at

The Brink Lounge in Madison

-- and we're not foolin' around this year!


Click here to donate today!

Rental rights are no joke as TRC faces funding cuts and Wisconsin faces more changes to tenant-landlord laws. But we aren't daunted! In our tradition of resilience, we are making this event even better! Check out these exciting new opportunities for chefs, sponsors, and all our guests.

Battle Announcements

Our chefs will be serving up a menu to compete in these battles:
+ Leslie B. Elkins & Elizabeth Folberg ((Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC) VS. Beth Zeier - CHOCOLATE
+ Michael Jacob VS Nick Isham & Jeremy Beloungy (Wisconsin Cutlery and Kitchen Supply) - PICKLES
+ Rep. Lisa Subeck VS Joel Girard - GINGER
+ Sarah Gilmore VS Norm Littlejohn - POBLANO PEPPERS
+ Shadayra Kilfoy VS. Carmen Evanco - GARLIC
+ Wendy Goldberg VS Nicole Bookhout - COFFEE
+ Kendi Larabee VS Conner Wild (Bethel Homeless Support Services) - SWEET POTATOES
+ Amanda Munsey VS Read Eldred - PEANUT BUTTER
+ Kate Morand VS Chris Laurent (Cinnaire) - LIME


The winner of the Wegner CPAs "People Choice Award" will be voted on by our guests, and receive a gift basket from Wegner CPAs to help them in their future culinary endeavors.


The Battle Winners & Judge's Overall Best Dish will be chosen by our Iron Judges:
Alder David Ahrens
Jeanne Erickson
Tom Hirsch
Corey Jacob
Heidi Konkel
Matt Koz
Melissa Mennig
Supervisor Michelle Ritt
Noah Sherwood
Libby Tucci
Tania Twining (Alexander RE)


NEW! The Citizens United Award

Money can't buy everything -- but it can buy elections!
The 2016 Iron Chef competition will introduce a new award for the Chef who raises the most cash votes in their name to benefit TRC. This entirely unregulated process will favor the most creative, random, or ruthless strategy for getting the most bucks into their buckets! The proud winner will receive a one-year supply of envy, infamy, and self-satisfaction.


NEW! #YelpTRC Photo Battle Sponsored by Yelp Madison! 

Guests, judges, and chefs will be able to compete for a giftbag full of prizes by posting photos of the event to Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #YelpTRC. (The randomly selected winner must be present at the awards announcements at 7pm to win.)


NEW Fall 2016! "Master Chef" Chosen by the People

The winners of each ingredient battle at the 2016 Iron Chef event will be invited to compete with a single dish at our 2016 fall fundraiser. The winner will be selected by the people, not big money. More details to come!


"Real life. Real solutions." Help us keep helping!

In 2015, TRC helped more than 18,000+ people with rental housing issues. Even with our funding cuts and changes to services, these numbers will remain high! Your support at Iron Chef will help us continue to keep families safe in their homes and unlock the doors to affordable housing.

So bring an empty stomach and an adventurous spirit! The suggested donation is $25 -- more if you can and less if you can't. No one turned away for lack of funds. Every guest will get ballots for the People's Choice Award to vote on their favorite dish!

Donate to Iron Chef 2016:

Who's donating

Mary Alice McGreevy
Kayleigh Chiono
Megan Moen
Jamie Zander
Suzanne Folberg
Scott Haumersen
Arlene Silveira
Cheri Buckner
Peter Ostlind
Jeanne Marshall
Martine Davis
Paul Wilhite
Carol Weidel
Denise DeMarb
Manuela Francavilla
Gretta Wing Miller
Christy Bachmann

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