Our 8th Annual
REAL MEN BAKE & ROCK AT THE SOCK HOP will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018, 6-9 pm
Place: The Field House at Old School Square
Tickets may be purchased by clicking on this link:
Want to sample more than 25 tasty morsels – both sweet and savory – all under one roof? If so, you’ll want to be sure to buy your ticket to this Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop. Most of the money raised goes back to local organizations.
“This year, we’ve had an overwhelming response from men is our community who have volunteered to bake,” said Joann Haros, who, along with club member Cas DiScipio, chairs the bakers committee. “Many are keeping their entries a closely guarded secret but we’re expecting some outstanding desserts as well other creative concoctions.”
Guests at Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop will have a chance to sample all the creations and vote for their favorites. Prizes are awarded to the bakers who get the most votes.
Many of the bakers, including John Miller and Steve Swanson, are returning winners who put a lot of thought and effort into their edible entries. “Real Men Bake is a fantastic way to get involved in the community and help make Delray Beach a better place,” said Miller, a Delray native.
With a 1950s theme, the event will feature a DJ spinning oldies and dance tunes. There will also be a cash bar.
As in years past, bakers will include elected officials, police officers, firefighters and other city staff members, representatives from local non-profit organizations and many others.
Front Row: Woman’s Club RMB Committee Members Lynne Wolff, Joann Haros, Cas DiScipio, and Mary Hochman
Back Row: Bakers Philip Petito, Tony Chin, Steve Swanson, and John Miller
“One of the great things about Real Men Bake is that over the course of the last eight years, it has become a community event where a lot of people come to see familiar faces and make new friends,” said Mary Reis, Woman’s Club president, who is co-chairing the event with Mary Hochman and Lynne Wolff. “Because it is on a Monday night, we expect we’ll see many community leaders and others coming to support our bakers.”
Sponsors for Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop are Ellie’s 50’s Diner, Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and Old School Square. Sponsorships are still available.
Tickets for Real Men Bake are $35 and are available online at realmenbake.eventbrite.com
Our 7th Annual
REAL MEN BAKE & ROCK AT THE SOCK HOP was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017
Place: The Fieldhouse at Old School Square
More then 150 people attended the event and tasted both sweet and savory offerings from about 20 bakers, including Vice Mayor Jim Chard and students in the Atlantic High School Culinary Arts program.
Winning the people’s choice competition were two of the youngest bakers, Luke and Jack Miller, who impressed the crowd with their s’mores brownies. The boys, ages 12 and 14 and students at Trinity Lutheran School, beat out their dad, John Miller, who represented the Delray Beach Historical Society and took second place with his miniature key lime pies topped with a coconut, rum-infused whipped cream.
“We cook and bake a lot as a family,” John Miller said. “The boys did everything on their own from measuring to mixing to baking. The only thing they didn’t do was the dishes – and they need to work on that.”
Third place went to Delray Beach police detective Adrian Rackauskas, who made his Real Men Bake debut with candied bacon drizzled with dark chocolate, caramel, and nuts.
Guests paid $35 per person in advance, or $40 at the door to have an opportunity to taste each of the offerings and cast votes for their favorites. They also enjoyed a cash bar, plus a silent auction of over 30 baskets and a live auction of donations by Seagate Hotel & Spa and Marriott Hotel.
Real Men Bake featured a live band, Wild Bill & The Thrill, playing oldies that blended in with the event’s 50’s theme.
The sponsors for Real Men Bake were Ellie’s 50’s Diner, Old School Square, Coastal Construction, MSA Architects Inc. (Miami), the Frank Woodard and Lynn Davis Foundation, Floridian Community Bank (Delray Beach), Hand’s Office and Art Supply (Delray Beach), Lori & Steve Martel – ReMax Advantage Plus Realty (Delray Beach), Short Run Printing (Delray Beach), and M. Wyloge Family Trust (Arizona).
Our 6th Annual
REAL MEN BAKE & ROCK AT THE SOCK HOP was held on Friday, April 15, 2016
More than 30 male bakers (local celebrity chefs provided an all-you-can-eat feast of baked goods, sweet and savory. Music and dancing to the 50’s and 60’s was provided by DJ, Mike Perry.
Many thanks to Jan W.van Der Baan for sharing his video and photos and to Rick Pollack for his photos