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.

Community Home Health Gumbo Cook-Off (Staff Photo)

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".

Michelle Bergeron, Media Relations Coordinator (Staff Photo)

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!

Sugar Mill Pond provided the perfect backdrop for the Community Home Health Gumbo Cook-Off (Staff Photo)

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!

The Acadiana Dodge Cook-Off Team (Staff Photo)

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.

Community Home Health & Hospice Seafood Gumbo Winners (Facebook)

In the Wild Game Gumbo category:

1st Place:  Acadiana Dodge.  2nd Place:  State Farm.  3rd Place:  Pelican Pointe.

Community Home Health & Hospice Wild Game Gumbo Winners (Facebook)

In the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo category:

1st Place:  Knight Oil Tools.  2nd Place:  Mt. Carmel Elementary.  3rd Place:  Pelican Pointe.

Community Home Health & Hospice Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Winners (Facebook)

The "People's Choice" winner was New Iberia Urgent Care.

Community Home Health & Hospice People's Choice Winners (Facebook)

Entertainment was provided by Johnny Chauvin and the Mojo Band, the band Vermilion, and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns.

Johnny Chauvin and the Mojo Band (Johnny plays a Falcon accordian!) (Staff Photo)

We have such great talent all around us in Acadiana!

Community Home Health Gumbo Cook-Off (Staff Photo)

Tony Bernard donated a few items to the event to be auctioned off.  His art work is amazing!

Tony Bernard donated a few prints of his artwork to benefit the cause. (Staff Photo)

There were a few cycling clubs that made the even their destination for the day.

Several bicyclists made the gumbo cook-off their destination (Staff Photo)

 

We hope to see you at the event next year!