Hosted by Greek Peak Mountain Resort

Presented by Platinum Sponsors Coffee Mania, CFCU Community Credit Union, and Christopher Community, Inc.

An event to benefit the Aid to Victims of Violence program
Thursday, October 20, 2022 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Lookout at Hope Lake / 2000 NYS Rt. 392 Cortland, NY 13045

Thanks to the incredible support of our chefs, our members, and our community, we have officially sold out of all 250 tickets for the 2022 Chefs Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence Event!






Join us to sample delicious and creative dishes from 20-30 local leaders who will be competing to have the Best Dish! While there enjoy local brews from Homer Hops, signature wine from Thirsty Owl, and groovy tunes courtesy of Tribal Revival Band.



This special event is not just a fundraiser; it also highlights the importance of our county’s ONLY comprehensive domestic violence program and the crucial need for its services. This program provides services such as assisting clients in obtaining orders of protection and accompanying them to the hospital or courtroom. It also offers off-site emergency housing and permanent supportive housing at the newly opened Grace Brown House, where women victims of domestic violence and their children can stay while they re-establish their lives.


Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Pay for your sponsorship online or download the event sponsorship form and send it in with your payment. Check out the sponsorship benefits here.

Can’t join us? You can still make a difference!

Make a donation today, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, to help us raise awareness and put an end to domestic violence. 

2022 Chefs**

Tim Alger / Realtor / Yaman Real Estate
Dish: Jelly Jumbles

Michelle Brooks / Co-Owner / Coffee Mania
Dish: Coffee and Brownies {Plain, Cheesecake, and Peanut Butter}

Karen Caminiti / Retired
Dish: Bloody Mary Poached Shrimp

Joseph DeShaw / Resort Chef / Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Dish: Braised Local Elk and Smoked Ricotta Crostini

Matthew Diamond / Chef / Gorgers
Dish: Housemade Smoked Italian Sausage and Duck Riggies

Cris Donovan / Executive Director / Racker
Dish: Apple and Cheese Tart

Evan Geibel / Publisher / Cortland Standard
Dish: Albondigas {Spanish Meatballs}

Chuck Glover / Retired Fire Chief / Cortland Fire Department
Dish: Sausage Balls

Linda Glover / Owner & Operator / Shakin’ The Tree (Retired AVV Director of YWCA Cortland)
Dish: Raspberry-Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

Bob Haight / President & CEO / Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce
Dish: Beef Tips

Matt Hollenbeck / Steward / Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill
Dish: Hollenbeck’s Sweet Cider and Dutch Apple Pie

Wes Kryger / President / Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Dish: Wes’s Wicked Good Chili

Tara Larrabee / Front of House Manager / Hope Lake Carvers Restaurant (former YWCA Cortland Office Manager)
Dish: Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

Ty Marshal / Executive Director / Center for the Arts of Homer
Dish: Korean Burger Sliders

Hal McCabe / Mayor / Village of Homer
Dish: Cacio y Pepe with Sage, Butternut Squash, Zucchini, and Sausage

Tim Perfetti / Chair / Cortland County Democratic Committee (also works at Vestal Asphalt)
Dish: Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Robert Pitman / Chief of Police / Village of Homer Police Department
Dish: Sweet Sausage Chili

David Rutherford / Executive Director / Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County
Dish: Wicked Good Vegan Chili

Paul Sandy and David Guerrera / Chief of Police and Deputy Chief / Cortland Police Department
Dish: Cowboy Bean Casserole

Diane Timmons-Shaffer / Executive Chef / Guthrie Cortland Medical Center
Dish: Chicken Wing Dip Mac & Cheese

Scott Steve / Mayor / City of Cortland
Dish: Potato Latkes

Luke Szabo / Owner / Scratch Farmhouse Catering
Dish: Rosemary Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Honeynut Squash and Olive Oil Jam Balsamic Pearls

Tammy Timmerman / Co-Owner / Willowbrook Golf Club, Inc. (also President / Cortland County Restaurant & Tavern Association)
Dish: Boozy Irishman Pudding

Tom Turck / Superintendent of Schools / Homer Central Schools
Dish: Sausage Broccoli Risotto

**chefs and dishes subject to change

Thank You 2022 Chefs Take a Stand Event Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Cayuga Medical Center

Crown Construction

Bronze Sponsors
Dryden Mutual Insurance
Goldwyn & Boyland Physical Therapy
Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill
Kiwanis Club of Cortland
Leach’s Custom Trash Service
Main Street Farms


YWCA Cortland’s 2022 Persimmon Partners: