HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the University of Southern Miss.'s softball program
The Southern Miss softball team will sponsor the First Down Home Southern Cooking Cook-Off on June 7 at the Southern Miss Softball Complex from 4-6 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Southern Miss softball program.
Entry fee for private cookers is $100 with the chance to win the $500 price.
Local celebrities Chris Ortego, owner of Cotton Blue Restaurant and Whitney Miller, season one winner of Master Chef, are the judges for the private cookers. Cookers should be prepared to cook for approximately 200 people.
Judges for the restaurant category will be the general public in deciding the best southern dish.