Few things are more comforting than a mother’s home cooking. Moms’ skills will be put to the test Saturday, though, for the second “Put Ya Mama Where Ya Mouth Is” cooking competition.

This installment of the mother-and-child battle is a collaboration between the website Black Metro Eats and Jerk x Jollof, a reoccurring party that blends Afro-Caribbean food and music. The first event of its kind was held in December at JABs Gym in Eastern Market.

The window for entering to be a competitor on Saturday is over, but folks can still attend the event, sample soul food dishes and vote on who should be the winner of the $500 grand prize.

Six teams that are made up of one adult child and one mother, grandmother, aunt or godmother will battle. The parental figure is responsible for the food and the child is in charge of table presentation.

Organizer Kwaku Osei-Bonsu said the event is a mix of an ode to mom and a high-energy party.

“This will be the first time that you’ve been comfortable letting loose in honor of mom and not in front of mom,” he said. “Open bar, unlimited food, door prizes and performances will all come together to create a well-rounded experience.”

The party, this Saturday 7 p.m.-1 a.m., is at Bullock Green Loft, 2556 Michigan in Detroit, and includes Afro-Carribbean music. Tickets are $25, or $40 for VIP. The latter ticket level includes an open bar.

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