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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Holds 8th Annual Real Men Can Cook

Pictured front row (l. to r.): Leshune Clark, Veola Spawn, Linda Ryles, Bettye Sims, Antoinette Simmonds, Ruby Manor, Carla Simmonds, Letitia Austin; Back row (l. to r.): Stephanie Kelly, Iva Jeffreys, Juanita Hall, Angela Ross, Tanya McMann, Kenna Williams, unknown and Lori Simpson

Your grandmother’s and mother’s holiday cooking are just around the corner, but it was the men’s turn to show off their culinary skills when the Xi Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc., sponsored its 8th Annual ‘Men Can Cook’ Contest. The event was held at Saint Paul Baptist Church located at 1777 Statham Blvd., on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

‘Men Can Cook’ is just one of the many events sponsored by the sorority. The AKA’s are committed to serving the community and enjoyed recognizing the culinary talents of men who serve Ventura County in a variety of capacities.

It was a fun filled afternoon with even the most discriminating palate being satisfied.

A panel of judges selected the winners based on originality, taste and presentation of each dish for first, second and third place.

The winners for the 8th Annual Men Can Cook were:
Best Entrée: John Johnson, Chili Beans; Best Side Dish: Danny Thrower, Chili; Best Dessert: Earrington Gentry: Peach Crisp.

The People’s Choice winners were: 1st Place, Danny Thrower, Chili; 2nd Place, Siderek Ross, Chicken Special; and 3rd place, John Johnson, Chili Beans.

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