However, every participating chef is a winner.
"They buy the food and donate their time," Stonestreet said.
The event always draws an enthusiastic crowd, he said.
"We get people from throughout the valley," he said. "People hear about it. It's a neat thing. They just show up."
All proceeds go to help benefit the mortgage fund for West Virginia Institute of Spirituality, located at 1601 Virginia St. E. in Charleston. Retreats and classes are held there with people of all faiths participating.
The mission statement says, "West Virginia Institute for Spirituality is dedicated to providing space and opportunities for deepening mindfulness, prayer practice, interior peace, and for integrating moral and ethical values."
Sister Carole Riley, WVIS executive director, said, "Last year we cleared bout $2,000 on the Men Who Cook fundraiser and we owe about $40,000 on the mortgage at this time. We have been steadily and successfully chipping away because of the wonderful board leadership and the support of our participants in the prayer ministry."
In 1998 an ecumenical group gathered to provide continuity to the spiritual ministry begun in Southern West Virginia by the Cenacle Sisters. WVIS was formed to provide space.
"The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality is committed to the formation of competent spiritual directors," Riley said. "In our history, WVIS has trained both lay ministers and clergy representing the Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, Unitarian and Baptist faith traditions.
"The ongoing associates program provides hands-on experience of praying with the scriptures, a holistic approach to spirituality and the tools and skills to qualify them for ministry."
Go to www.wvinstituteforspirituality.org for information.