HBA Gumbo Cookoff

HBA Gumbo Cookoff Team Information

Chefs/Teams will cook gumbo on site and will be stationed outside under a  tented area (must have your own burner setup!).

Chefs/Teams are to prepare enough gumbo for – one full serving for guest judges tasting and for 60+ event attendees to taste each gumbo in a small 8oz bowl.

We ask gumbo chefs/teams to provide items needed to cook the gumbo – Pots, knifes, cutting boards and ingredients, etc. The HBA will provide all bowls, spoons, and rice for tasting.

Judges will score gumbos based on presentation, originality, and taste. Gumbo cookoff attendees will also be able to sample each team’s gumbo and vote for their people’s choice.

There is a $250 Team Entry Fee

Gumbo Cookoff Agenda:

  • 9:00AM – Chefs arrive
  • 1:30 PM – Cookoff opens to Public
  • 2:15 PM – Gumbo Judging begins
  • 3:15 PM – Announcement of Winners
  • 4:00 PM – Cook-off Closes