On Friday night, the heat is on as local chefs showcase their culinary talents. The 11th Annual Aiken's Cookin' with Celebrity Chefs will be held at Rye Patch on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Thirty-two community leaders and other local celebrities will compete with their best recipes for bragging rights and awards for the most flavorful, most original, best presentation and best overall. Foods available for sampling range from Hawaiian ambrosia and Carolina crab cakes to white chocolate truffled mousse and road kill breakfast muffins. Several grill masters will fire up their big grills and smokers and prepare secret recipes. Some of the competitors include Andrew Sider, Regena Martin, Tom Young, Nancy Gauge, Scott Singer, Jason Redd, Peggy Ford, Don Cerra and Grant Holcomb. All proceeds for this evening of culinary delights benefit the programs of Mental Health America of Aiken County. Tickets are currently available at Material Things, Tea Garden Gifts and the Mental Health America office on Trafalgar Street. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Call 641-4164 for more information. Contact Rachel Johnson at rjohnson@aikenstandard.com.