Men show their cooking skills at AKA, UNCF event

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The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held its Second Annual Male Cook-off held in partnership with the United Negro College Fund on March 23 at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center.

Left to right: Sherry Paramore, UNCF; LaVon Thomas, third-place entrée winner; Robert Jones; Gregory Dew; and Gamma Mu Omega Chapter President Tracia Culver.  

Left to right: Sherry Paramore, UNCF; LaVon Thomas, third-place entrée winner; Robert Jones; Gregory Dew; and Gamma Mu Omega Chapter President Tracia Culver.

Eighteen contestants competed in the Male Cook-Off event in four categories – appetizers, salad, entrée and desserts.

Appetizers: first place, Patrick Bartee; second place, Terence Culver; third place, Robert Jones.

Salad: first place, Sir Malcolm Scott.

Entrée: first place, Gregory Dew; second place, Robert Jones; third place, LaVon Thomas.

Desserts: first place, David Howard; second place, Jarrod Mills; third place, Andre Cunningham.

People’s Choice winner
In addition, Ferren Harris was the winner of the People’s Choice category, which was voted on by the event’s attendees.

The competition’s judges were Gerald Hilliard, associate general manager for Piccadilly Restaurant; Vivian Ray, hospitality and culinary program director at Livingston College, Salisbury, N.C.; and Costa Magoulas, dean of the College of Hospitality and Culinary Management at Daytona State College.

Proceeds from the event will go toward college scholarships for Volusia County students.

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