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LU professor tackles the kitchen for local fundraiser

LU professor tackles the kitchen for local fundraiser


LU professor tackles the kitchen for local fundraiser

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Dean of the Schilcutt School of Business, Science & Technology and Lakeland Professor of Biology Paul Pickhardt, Ph.D., will again make the kitchen his laboratory this Saturday for Safe Harbor’s “Men Who Cook” fundraiser event at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wis.

For this year’s event, Lakeland University’s Food Safety and Quality program is sponsoring Pickhardt’s efforts.

Pickhardt, who is passionate about food quality, cooking and the connections between diet and well-being, will prepare Tandoori-style grilled chicken skewers topped with a tamarind-based sauce, and he will serve that with mini naan in a street-food style for Safe Harbor’s fundraiser.

Approximately 300 tickets have already been sold for the 10th anniversary of Men Who Cook, but reservations can still be made via the Men Who Cook website.

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 will again be joined in the kitchen by his youngest brother, Dr. Peter Pickhardt, of Deforest, Wis. They are grateful for Lakeland’s Food Safety & Quality program covering the costs of the raw food.

“Safe Harbor is an incredibly important resource for affected families in our area,” Pickhardt said. “I know the guests who attend the Men Who Cook event truly enjoy the food and supporting such an important cause.”