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13th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gumbo Cook-Off in Opelousas, Louisiana

The Gumbo Foundation is cooking for a cause! Every year, the foundation rounds up area chefs who are willing to compete for “best gumbo”, an honor held high in Louisiana. Event chefs and volunteers are working hard for the benefactor of the event proceeds, a local child in need. All the proceeds from the cook-off benefit a child and family who are burdened with medical and related expenses.

This year, for the 13th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off, proceeds will go to benefit Kylie Coulon who suffers from Methylmalonic Acidemia. You can join the Gumbo Foundation’s efforts by sampling gumbo at the cook-off and bidding in the silent and live auctions.

There will also be a kid’s activity area with face painting and costumed characters, while parents can enjoy dancing and live music. Prizes are awarded for first place champion, second place, and third place. In addition, a specially designed Gumbo Cook-Off Champion Paddle will be passed from the reigning champ to a new contender. Winners of the cook-off will be announced at 4pm.