Cookoff opens registration

Published 7:20 am Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Everybody grab your aprons and pull out your biggest pots and pans. The 10th Annual Museums of Cassidy Park Cook-Off and BBQ is gearing up to take place on Saturday, March 19, and there are bragging rights to be decided.

Registration is now open for four-person teams that want to put their dishes in competition for

There will be first, second and third place prizes in one or more of five categories: beef, fowl, pork, seafood and wild game.

In the past, dishes have included venison, quail, shrimp and grits, fried fish, seafood gumbo, boudin balls, roasted pig, smoked chicken tacos, chicken jambalaya, Swedish meatballs, brisket, pulled pork sliders, tamales, turkey necks and even grilled snake.

The Cook-Off and BBQ is the major annual fundraiser that enables the Pioneer and Native American museums to stay open and free of charge.

Because the museums are a 501 (c3) non-profit, the cook team registration fee of $25 is tax-deductible.

All entries must be cooked on site, and “working chefs” are not allowed to compete in the amateur event.

For additional information, call Sandy Bloom at 985-516-3408 or Robin Day at 985-750-4054.