<b>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</b> — Step aside, Grill Sergeant. "Men in Aprons" from around Korea just might give you a run for your Pentagon Channel time slot.

The Great Men in Aprons Cook-Off contest is set for Sept. 27 at Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria, but self-proclaimed culinary connoisseurs - male only for this one - must sign up by Aug. 15.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Korea Chapter has put together this afternoon event, which will include music performances, art displays and health screenings.

"This a great chance for men to show off their cooking skills," said Sheila Nelson, co-chair of the committee organizing the event. "We have cook-offs and bake sales, but this is specifically geared toward the male community. Quite a few men have shown an interest, and they've told us they don't get to do this too often."

She said the ultimate goal is to bring the community together and enjoy the food.

The competition categories are:
• Appetizer
• Chili/spaghetti
• EntrAfAe
• Side dish
• Barbecue
• Dessert

Participants will have the chance to win one of two prizes in each category: most creative dish and best overall taste. In addition, one winner will be crowned as having the best male apron.

Cooks must make enough for 100 samples, and each entry must have a name and an ingredients card.

For applications, send an e-mail to greatmeninaprons@yahoo.com or call 010-695-6913 or 011-9741-0495.

The event is styled after similar ones held by Sorority chapters in communities in the United States, Nelson added.

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