Bolingbrook Police At Men Who Cook And Halloween Fest

On Saturday, October 21st, Sergeant Jason Mitchem and Officer Pete Moranda traded their badges for aprons in support of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The 13th Annual MEN WHO COOK event featured 50 amateur and professional cooks who dished out their best appetizers, side dishes, entrees, and desserts to help raise funding and awareness for the Will County CAC. The event was sponsored in part by a generous donation from the Bolingbrook based organization Angelic Kindness.


The Will County CAC serves as front-line responders for all reports of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, sexual exploitation, child pornography, neglect, and exposure to violence of children, ages 3-17, in Will County. The staff at the Will County CAC assists the Bolingbrook Police Department in ensuring that victimized children and their families find hope, healing, and justice.


Chef Mitchem and Sous Chef Moranda’s pulled pork sandwiches were a hit at the largely attended event. The long lines of fans forced Chief Mike Rompa and Commander Sean Koren into the kitchen to help keep up with the demand. We’d also like to thank Trustee Jose Quintero who was on hand to support the team. The team’s hard work paid off, and their pulled pork sandwiches placed second in the entree division.

Men Who Cook – Bolingbrook PD

Also on Saturday, our patrol officers visited the Spooktacular Halloween Festival at The Promenade Bolingbrook. Officers handed out candy, answered questions and took in the sites of the annual costume parade.

Bolingbrook Police Department press release