Karega Kofi Moyo, the "original Real Man," is a photojournalist, gemologist, community activist, father of nine children, and husband. He and his wife, Yvette (pictured above), founded the Real Men Cook for Charity event in 1989. He is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance; the Penn Center on St. Helena Island, South Carolina; Slow Food USA; and the Multicultural Food and Hospitality Alliance. He is a regular speaker on topics from prostate cancer to fatherhood, and his awards include the Community Mental Health Council's Leadership Award and the Chicago Tribune's Good Eating Award. He lives in Chicago.