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2015 Gumbo Ya Ya Cook Off Winners

2015 Gumbo Ya Ya Cook Off Winners

2015 Gumbo Cook-off Results

The Annual Gumbo Ya~Ya sponsored by Seville Quarter was held on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Over $2000 was donated to the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Florida organization.  The Cook-off was coordinated by Paula Shell, Executive Director of BB/BS and Buck Mitchell from Seville Quarter.  Twelve Amateur and Professional teams competed for bragging rights for the “Best Gumbo in Pensacola.  Each team’s Gumbo was judged on taste, smell and consistency and trophies were awarded to the top winners.

Winners in the Judges’ Category were:

1st place – Krewe of Seville, “Toga Toga Toga Gumbo” Priscilla Brewer, Captain

2nd place – Happy Pig Café, Captain Mark Thornton

3rd place – Krewe of DePez, Mark Johnson, Captain

In the Showmanship Category (decoration, theme and spirit) the winners were:

1st place – Gumboeaux “Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Gumbo” – Dennis Caire, Captain

2nd place – Krewe of DePez, Mark Johnson, Captain

 3rd place – Krewe of Seville , “Toga Toga Toga Gumbo” Priscilla Brewer, Captain

And in the coveted People’s Choice Competition:

1st place – Krewe of DePez, Mark Johnson, Captain

2nd place – Republic National Distributing Co.  Cooking Team - Gene Stieffel Captain

3rd place – Gumboeaux “Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Gumbo” – Dennis Caire, Captain

Next Cook-off event:  July 22, 2015 – Crab Cake Cook-Off to benefit the ARC Gateway.  For more information phone Buck Mitchell at 434-6211 or go to www.sevillequarter.com

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