NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)-- Supporting the youth of Hollygrove Community in New Orleans today, the Trinity Christian Community held their inaugural gumbo cook-off. Including a team led by Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant, silent auction, the Cajun sounds of Bruce Daigreponte, a raffle and plenty of bowling, hundreds showed their support and affinity for the classic dish. All of the proceeds go back to the youth of Hollygrove, for after school programs and college scholarships.
Some branched out from the classic recipe, however. The Audubon Zoo presented a "Critter Gumber" with worms, and crickets. The judged winner gets a $1,000 cash prize, and the crowd favorite receives a $500 cash prize.
The Trinity Christian Community hopes to make this an annual event.