Chefs put skills to test in Yemassee cook-off

The Yemassee Revitalization Corporation will host the inaugural Yemassee Lowcountry Cook-Off, sponsored by LeCreuset, from 1 to 4 p.m. May 14 at the Yemassee Ball Field, S.C. 68 in Yemassee. The Lowcountry Cook-Off is a competition among Lowcountry chefs, amateurs and pros, who will prepare a dish or meal of their choosing in order to vie for the title of Yemassee Cook-Off Champion. The winner will be determined by public voting.

Chefs interested in competing can find registration information at www.yemassee-sc.org. Entry is free. The deadline to enter is Saturday.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets include 10 samples. Additional tickets will be sold at the event. Beer, wine and soda also will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Yemassee Revitalization Corporation.

Details: Emily Ratliff, YRC_inc@live.com, 843-441-7402; www.yemassee-sc.org