Community Home Health & Hospice Gumbo Cook-Off
The Community Home Health & Hospice Gumbo Cook-Off was held this past weekend at Sugar Mill Pond, with over 50 gumbos competing!
The categories were Wild Game Gumbo, Seafood Gumbo, and Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Teams had the fires lit as early as 5:30 Saturday morning, preparing enough gumbo to feed over 1000 people.
Michelle Bergeron, volunteer organizer for the event, said "it's bigger and better than last year ('s event): more teams, more people, more bands, more activities for the whole family".
Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville served as the perfect location for the event: far enough off of the beaten path to allow for comfortable pedestrian/cyclist traffic, but close enough to Lafayette to not be out of the way, with a great view of the pond!
The competition was tough this year. One of the judges, Brandon Comeaux (from our sister-station KPEL FM 96.5) said that it was a tough job!! Taste, aroma, appearance and consistency were the 4 areas of concentration for the judges, and Brandon said that the competition was tight!
Here is a list of the winners:
In the Seafood Gumbo category:
1st Place: Knight Oil Tools. 2nd Place: Total Production. 3rd Place: New Iberia Manor South.
In the Wild Game Gumbo category:
1st Place: Acadiana Dodge. 2nd Place: State Farm. 3rd Place: Pelican Pointe.
In the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo category:
1st Place: Knight Oil Tools. 2nd Place: Mt. Carmel Elementary. 3rd Place: Pelican Pointe.
The "People's Choice" winner was New Iberia Urgent Care.
Entertainment was provided by Johnny Chauvin and the Mojo Band, the band Vermilion, and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns.
We have such great talent all around us in Acadiana!
Tony Bernard donated a few items to the event to be auctioned off. His art work is amazing!
There were a few cycling clubs that made the even their destination for the day.
We hope to see you at the event next year!