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Sergeant First Class Archie Burton, enlisted aide to the 3rd Infantry Division commander, prepares an Italian blend, as he cooks a practice meal, March 14, in preparation for the 2011 Southern Home Show Celebrity Kitchen.

FORT STEWART, Ga. - On April 1 and 2, Soldiers with the Third Infantry Division will be participating in the 2011 Southern Home Show Celebrity Kitchen.

This event is a chance for some of the area's best chefs to showcase their culinary talents.

Members of the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community, including Soldiers and civilians, were invited to showcase their talents because of all they have accomplished for their country.

Sergeant First Class Archie Burton, the enlisted aide to the Third Infantry Division commander, is one of the participants in the show.

He will be cooking an Italian blend.

"This show is giving the armed forces the opportunity to represent themselves," added Sgt. 1st Class Burton. "I wear this uniform just like everybody else does and I'm representing for all the heroes that are in the armed forces. So, it's an honor to be representing 3rd ID in the Home Cooking Show."

Sergeant LaVaughn Stroud serves as a food service specialist with the 110th Quartermaster Company and another participant in the show.

She learned to cook from her grandmother who would cook for her neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pa.

"I like cooking because I love to be creative," she said, adding that she will be cooking egg rolls for the competition.

In order to prepare for the show, participants train rigorously, cooking to make sure their dishes are the absolute best.

Sergeant Stroud's dish will be on display at the Savannah International Trade and convention Center, 2 p.m., April 1st. Sergeant First Class Burton's dish will be on display, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. A third Stewart employee and fine preparer, Edna Washington, will be displaying her dish, April 2 at 1:30 p.m.

The 2011 Southern Home Show Celebrity Kitchen will be held from April 1 - 3 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

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