The Gumbo Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8. Contestants will arrive and set up at 6 a.m. Must have entry fees paid before entering the tent.
Cooking begins at 6:30 a.m. Samples should be ready to be submitted to judges at 10:30 a.m. and public is invited to come to the tasting. Winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. in the Burton Coliseum.
Complete rules are available at lafurandwildlifefestival.com
Here are a few tips:
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.