Presented by Coffee Mania and M&T Bank | Hosted by Greek Peak Mountain Resort

An event to benefit the Aid to Victims of Violence program
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 / 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 2023 Chefs Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence Event! 

If you wanted a ticket and didn’t get one, don’t worry; you may still have the chance to join us! Depending on the weather, we will be selling an extra 50 tickets at the door for $55 each. Those on the waitlist will be notified via email the day before the event, but all sales will be open to the public.







Join us to sample delicious and creative dishes from 20-30 local leaders competing for the title of Best Chef! While there, enjoy samples of local brews from Homer Hops and signature wine from Thirsty Owl. Eat, drink, and dance to groovy tunes courtesy of Tribal Revival!

While this unique event raises fun, it also raises funds for Cortland County’s ONLY comprehensive domestic violence program, YWCA Cortland’s Aid to Victims of Violence (AVV). The event, held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, highlights the incredible work of our AVV staff and the crucial need for their services, such as assisting clients in obtaining orders of protection and accompanying them to the hospital or courtroom. AVV offers both off-site emergency housing and permanent supportive housing at Grace Brown House, where women victims of domestic violence and their children can stay while they re-establish their lives.

Who will win the purple apron and take the trophy from 2022 Winner Ty Marshal? You decide!

Tickets are discounted to $45 each until September 26. After that, the price will rise to $55 each. Sales begin online on Monday, September 4th, at 10 am. Front desk sales will begin the following day, the 5th, as we will be closed on the 4th. We sold out of all tickets last year, so grab them fast!


Thank You, 2023 Chefs Take a Stand Event Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Stiles Contracting of Central NY LLC

Silver Sponsors

Asempe Kitchen

Cayuga Health

Cortland Hearing Aids

Crown Construction

Josie’s Journey

Lily’s Rose Hill Farm

Seven Valleys Health Coalition

Thoma Development Consultants

Bronze Sponsors
Dryden Mutual Insurance
Family Health Network
Leach’s Custom Trash Service
Meldrim’s Paint Center
Premier Property Service
Tompkin’s Community Bank
Wall Street on Court Street

YWCA Cortland’s 2023 Persimmon Partners: