The Fourth Annual Lobsterpalooza Mac’n Cheese cooking contest will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin St. Doors open to the public at 1 p.m. There will be professional and amateur chefs sharing their tasty lobster, pasta and cheese creations. Tickets are $10 and will be available starting in August at local outlets.

Chefs are being recruited now for the contest. The amateur category is open to any home chef. The professional category is open to chefs working in a licensed food establishment. There is no entry fee. The only requirement is that every dish must include lobster, pasta and cheese.

To reserve a spot in the competition, contact Marilyn Quinn at 350-0118 or for more information.

All profits from the event go to the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry serving the Midcoast region. Last year a donation of $600 was made to help feed needy local families.

For more information visit the Maine Lobsterpalooza Facebook page.