Cooking for a Cause

Event Details

Date: November 4, 2023 6:30 pm — November 4, 2023 10:30 pm

Location: The Scottish Rite

Great Food For A Great Cause!

The Pando Initiative is proud to host the 7th Annual Cooking for a Cause on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at a new location- the Wichita Scottish Rite. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to expand your palette by sampling signature dishes, tasty bites and delicious desserts.

Guests will enjoy exclusive tastings created by 50 local amateur chefs as they compete for top chef honors! Event includes unlimited tastings, signature cocktails, music and silent and live auctions to bid on trips, memorable experiences and more.

All proceeds from Cooking for a Cause will support The Pando Initiative, ensuring every student in our community graduates, ready for their next stage. Your commitment will connect 20,000 students with the resources they need to engage in their education, thrive in school and in life!


With six levels of sponsorship, there is a way for everyone to support Cooking For A Cause, and you will receive great benefits with any level. From being featured in promotional materials, event program advertising, or having your logo displayed at the event bar or in the tasting gallery; your support will be front and center. And each sponsorship comes with unlimited tastings!


Share your culinary expertise or even just your favorite family recipe with Cooking guests! You will serve bite-sized samples of your dish at the event, and compete for Top Chef status by collecting tips and decorating your Chef Station. Chefs also enjoy benefits including; free unlimited tastings and drinks, hospitality, branded Chef apron, and invitations to exclusive Chef gatherings before the event. To learn more about participating, contact Daniel Morford at

Posted in Events on July 14, 2023.

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