For the second straight year, Lakeland Associate Professor of Biology Paul Pickhardt will make the kitchen his laboratory.
Pickhardt, one of 23 “Men Who Cook,” will prepare a Southeast Asia-inspired meal of red-braised beef with shiitake mushrooms served over lemony mashed root vegetables for about 300 guests at the popular Safe Harbor fundraiser.
The event, on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Blue Harbor Resort, is open to the public. Reservations must be made by Feb. 5. Visit the Men Who Cook website for information on how to reserve a spot at the dinner table.
Safe Harbor is a domestic abuse and sexual assault shelter in Sheboygan, and proceeds from the Men Who Cook event help fund this important local resource. Pickhardt, who will cook alongside his brother, Peter, praised Lakeland University for covering the cost of the food.
“Safe Harbor is an incredibly important resource for affected families in our area,” Pickhardt said. “Hopefully, folks who attend this fundraiser enjoy the food, and it would be great to see some Lakeland folks there, like last year.”