Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 6:00pm

Chef Joel Olson is hosting a Fundraising Dinner featuring Ukrainian Food

At Midvale Community Lutheran Church, 4329 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711.

Sit-down dinner and take-out meal options featuring traditional Ukrainian dishes will be offered.

Seating will be limited.  Email us now to ensure you will be able to purchase a seat.

In support of World Central Kitchen’s Chefs for Ukraine initiative   *See below for more information.

Please email if interested:


Drive-Up Carryout: Heat and Eat   (Minimum Donation $20)

  • Borscht (a sumptuous vegetarian version of the classic beet-based soup)
    • Available in quart size to be picked up cold.
  • Pampushky (fresh-baked, golden brown garlic-and-herb buns)
    • Available in 8 packs.

Sit-Down Dinner  (Minimum Donation $50)

First Course:

  • Borscht (a sumptuous vegetarian version of the classic beet-based soup)
  • Pampushky (fresh-baked, golden brown garlic-and-herb buns)

Main Course:

  • Mazuricks (breaded minced turkey cutlets) with Mushroom Gravy  – OR –
  • Vegetarian Option (breaded minced mushroom cutlets) with Mushroom Gravy
  • Roasted Potatoes with Green Onion and Dill Butter
  • Creamy Cucumber and Radish Salad


  • Yabluchnyk (apple cake) with Cinnamon Whipped Cream


The Sit-Down Dinner option will be available only to the first 48 individuals to sign up.

Email us now to ensure that you get the option to sign up!



World Central Kitchen (WCK) was founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés to provide meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. WCK’s Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks; advancing clean cooking practices; and awarding grants to farms, fisheries, and small food businesses while also providing educational and networking opportunities.  It is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

WCK’s Chefs for Ukraine initiative has so far served more than 16 million meals and has had teams active in 110 cities and towns in Ukraine. It has built a logistics network of delivery vans, trucks, trains, and warehouses throughout the country, delivering over 8 million pounds of food to families—sometimes in areas completely cut off due to fighting and near the Russian border.

WCK has a 4-Star rating of 100 from Charity Navigator, indicating that it is an organization with good integrity that donors can support with confidence.

And Chef Joel has worked with Chef Andrés previously, in Washington DC, through Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad.  SOS supports initiatives including these campaigns:

  • No Kid Hungry, which will end childhood hunger in the United States
  • Cooking Matters, which helps low-income families learn to shop and cook healthier

SOS is another great organization which you may want to consider supporting.  Please follow the above links, as well as their Charity Navigator rating page, for more information.