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Gumbo Cook-Off Application

Official Cook-Off Rules

Gumbo tasting in Manitou Springs is serious businesses and this event is the early-morning kick-off to the Carnivale Weekend. Professional and amateur chefs offer their best pot of gumbo for judges and snackers. Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as awarded by the judges. 

WHAT IS GUMBO?​

And why a Cook-Off?​

“Gumbo” is a Cajun soup containing roux or gumbo file (dried sassafras leaves). It usually contains a variety of meats and or seafood, okra and other ingredients & seasonings served over rice.

 

Gumbo tasting in Manitou Springs is serious businesses and is the early-morning kick-off to the Carnivale Weekend. Professional and amateur chefs offer their best pot of gumbo for judges and snackers. Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as judged. 

Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off Application

We haven’t started the application process yet for the Mumbo Jumbo Cook-Off, but we are excited to see your interest! Check back later this year for updates. 2023’s gumbo cook-off will be February 18, 2023. 

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