Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas


The Washington DC Alumnae Chapter (WDCAC), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated’s Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas is a signature program that provides people with a passion for food and cooking, an effective vehicle to support the college aspirations of local youth. This culinary-based community fundraising event has raised over $165,000 for scholarships and other community programs.

This is the 14th annual year for this signature program and this year it is being sponsored jointly by WDCAC and the Washington, D.C. Alumnae Foundation, Inc. (WDCAF). WDCAC and WDCAF have been serving the District of Columbia community for 96 and 32 years respectively through various public service projects. Through the years, each organization has been able to support its projects and scholarships through fundraisers hosted by each organization. Your tax-deductible support through sponsorship and ticket purchases will help take these programs to new levels.

2018 Winners Circle

People’s Choice – Amateur

  • 1st place: Gregory & Noah Hope – Salmon ala Nachi
  • 2nd place: Brandon Todd – BTT’s Corn Pudding

People’s Choice – Professional

  • 1st place: Terrell Danley – Indian Channa Palak w/Cardamom Rice & Cinnamon Oranges
  • 2nd place: Daniel Burroughs – Jerk Chicken Salad Wontons & Garlic Herb Mac & Cheese bites

Top Chefs

Main Dish

  • John Calhoun – Texas Smoked Brisket

Side Dish (tie)

  • Gibran Cotton – G’s Pulled BBQ Jackfruit w/ Chef Mac’s Granny Smith Napa Slaw on Crostini
  • Brandon Daniels – Polenta w/ braised Short Rib Sugo or Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Dessert (tie)

  • Grant Shipp – sweet potato pie
  • Mark Downs II – berry cobbler


Main Dish

  • Van Strother II (winner) – BBQ red chicken
  • Emerson Bretous (runner up) – oxtail

Side Dish

  • Stephen Bryant (winner) – citrus shrimp eggrolls
  • Tylon Shepherd (runner up) – assorted eggrolls


  • Todd White (winner) – strawberry cheesecake
  • Edward Adams (runner up) – sweet potato cheesecake