Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Ann Guercio serves a Savory Cheese Roll as a dip in a footed glass bowl accompanied by zesty Amazing Party Crackers.

Here is another recipe for an appetizer a volunteer prepared for the Aug. 18 party honoring chefs, caterers, restaurateurs and sponsors participating in Thursday’s 32nd annual Capital Chefs’ Showcase.

If you haven’t gotten tickets to the annual showcase, it’s not too late. The gala, a major fundraising event each year to benefit Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, is a lavish, continuous buffet featuring some of the area’s top chefs and caterers, along with silent and live auctions, music and raffle.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road.