Gumbo chefs, light up the burner under your gumbo pots because the competition in the annual Gumbo Gladiator Competition looks fierce this year.

It's the 3rd annual battle for ultimate gumbo glory! The place to be is Festival Plaza on Saturday March 21. The 2014 winners were Team Cooking Cousins (non-seafood), Team Creole Gumbo Champions (seafood) and Team Gumbooyah (People's Choice).

Think you've got the roux to beat 'em? Register your team @


If you register by the end of January, it's only $50 to get your team in the competition. The price goes up after that. The winning gumbo in the seafood and non-seafood category will each pick up $500. The people's choice winner gets $250.

If you just want to taste all of this great gumbo? The gates open at 11 am March 21, 2015.

All the details can be found at

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