Official Rules & Information
January 14, 2023 - Cameron Fairgrounds
Contestants arrive and set up (Must have entry fees
paid before entering the tent)
Samples ready to be submitted to judges; public invited to come to the tasting
Gumbo Cook-Off Awards - Stage Area
Cooking locations- All teams will be cooking on site; Tables and a tent will be provided for the event and spots are first come first served.
Cooking and ingredients- Cooks must supply their own ingredients, supplies, utensils to prepare and serve 20 people (minimum).Cooks may use their own recipes but must use the following meats from any division: seafood, chicken, or wild game. ALL FOOD PREPARATION MUST BE DONE ON SITE. You may want to bring your own water to cook with and your beverage of choice. A Champion will be selected for each division in one of the following categories:
Seafood Division, Poultry Division, Wild Game Division
An Overall Champion will be selected from the three divisions.
Judging-Gumbo samples will only be taken at 10:30 a.m.
You will be provided with a bowl for your sample. Your team/individual number will be written on the bowl. Judges are local celebrities and cooks. They will not know the names of the teams of the bowls being served.
Clean up-Each entrant will be responsible for cleaning up his station. Trash cans will be available throughout the area.