Bench Bar Culinary Challenge hosted June 27


Grilling for Good returns with the 14th Annual Bench Bar Culinary Challenge which will take place Tuesday, June 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the home of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly.

This annual charitable event is one of a kind in metro Detroit for a friendly cook-off between teams from the bench and bar.  All proceeds benefit Alternatives for Girls and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation’s scholarship fund.  

This year, the teams consist of:

• Grilled from the Bench—Michigan Court of Appeals Judges Stephen Borrello and Anica Letica, Oakland County Circuit Court Judges Kwame Rowe and Yasmine Poles, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Yvonna Abraham, and Maya Younis.

• Grilled by the Hour—Pahl Zinn, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Stefanie Reagan, Hickey, Hauck, Bishoff, Jeffers, & Seabolt PLLC; and Ron Sollish, Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller PC.

Attendees will be able to buy voting tickets at the event to determine whether the bench or bar wins the competition.

Tickets are $75 per person and include food, wine, and beer. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit


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