National Men Make Dinner Day — 1 November

What is National Men Make Dinner Day?

Here at National Today, we are all about empowerment, in whatever form it takes that’s especially true on November 1 for National Men Make Dinner Day! So if you identify as a man then throw on an apron, sharpen those knife skills, and create incredible evening meals for yourself, your friends, or your family!  Despite gender roles becoming less rigid in America, there are still many men who are not taught to cook and don’t take the initiative or confidence to enter to the kitchen and create a meal for themselves or a loved one. This day is all about giving men the strength to get in there and whip up something nice!


Humans started cooking, roughly, about 500,000 years ago. Regardless of whether they were man, women, or child, we’ve been cooking our food for quite some time now and many scholars actually believe this practice could go back to even 1 million years ago. 

But, just because it’s National Men Make Dinner Day doesn’t mean you have to go all out for a five course steak dinner. A large, healthy salad can perfectly feed a family of four for dinner. Additionally, the idea that any single gender was responsible for creating the meals is a fairly recent development that’s quickly become antiquated in modern society. Five-hundred thousand years ago it didn’t matter who made dinner as long as someone did. 

Now, it’s time for any and all men to step their game up and get back to their prehistoric roots by sharpening their cooking skills as much as their often left unused chef knives. 

10 months from now
1 November