Friday, February 28, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
People's Choice Awards
1st Place: N'awlins Best led by Reginald Milton
2nd Place: Gumbros led by Christy Tweddle
3rd Place: Roux McClanahan led by Celtic Crossing
Judge's Choice Awards (See all scores below)
1st Place: Krab Krewe led by Deane Mitchell
2nd Place: N'awlins Best led by Reginald Milton
3rd Place: Gumbo Go Go's led by Melissa Thornton
VIP Table Spirit Award
Table Captain Ginger Leonard
Gumbo Team Spirit Award
Dat Gumbo led by Stephanie Wilbanks
Congratulations to all the winners. Every team is a winner for equality. Many thanks to the teams, tasters, judges, sponsors, and volunteers who made the 2014 Gumbo Contest and Mardi Gras Party a smashing success.
Gumbo Go Go's
Fortunate Family Roux Krewe
Let Love Lead
Who Dat Crunk Vegan?
Idlewild Gumbo Buddies
High Cotton Brewing Co.
Krewe of Roux
Cast Iron Commandoes
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
At this year's Mardi Gras Party and Gumbo Contest, participants who commit to becoming new one-time or sustaining donors to Tennessee Equality Project will be eligible to win special prize packages. New donors or current donors who increase their commitment to TEP at the gumbo contest will be included in drawings according to their level of commitment within TEP's Giving Circles:
- Governor Circle ($1200 or $100/month): $100 Gift Certificate to Chef Gary Williams' DeJavu Restaurants + 2 tickets to Playhouse on the Square (POTS)* performances OR a $100 Gift Certificate to Chef Kelly English's Restaurant Iris or The Second Line + 2 tickets to POTS performances*
- Lt. Governor Circle ($900 or $75/month): 6 tickets to performances at POTS*
- Speaker Circle ($600 or $50/month): 4 tickets to performances at POTS *
- Senator Circle ($300 or $25/month): 2 drawings for 2 tickets to POTS*
- ANY Circle: Two season ticket memberships for 2014-2015 to Theater Memphis (12 tickets in all excluding A Christmas Carol). Must be present at the end of the contest to receive this prize.
We are grateful to each of the above businesses for supporting the TEP Gumbo Contest and Mardi Gras Party in 2014. We are also very excited to offer these items in the contest drawing for new or increased contributions to TEP and TEP Foundation. Those who win these event-specific prizes will also receive the benefits that come with each Giving Circle (Click here for Giving Circle benefit description).
The above prizes are only available to those attending the TEP Gumbo Contest at Bridges on Sunday February 23 from 4:30 to 7 PM who make new commitments to TEP or TEPF. Purchase your tickets today for the best Gumbo Contest and Mardi Gras Party in Memphis at http://tepgumbocontest2014.bpt.me.
*All Playhouse on the Square tickets for the 2013-2014 season are good through July 31, 2014.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
|Buy your tickets online in advance. |
We'll hold them for you at will call.
Gumbo tasting tickets for may be purchased for $25 per person ($15 for persons under 21 years old) in advance or at the event. Tickets include:
- gumbo tasting
- voting in the People’s Choice Competition
- live music from the Mighty Souls Brass Band
- beer or soft drink ticket
Buy your tickets at this link!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
|To all the gumbo teams: |
"May the odds be ever
in your flavor!"
We are deeply grateful for the new and returning teams who will make the 2014 competition a memorable and tasty event. The Gumbo Contest Planning Committee invites you to sample some of the best gumbo in Memphis and Shelby County on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 PM at the Bridges Center.
We encourage gumbo teams to invite their friends and supporters to TEP Gumbo Contest. Your friends and family may help you win a coveted People's Choice Award. General Admission tickets include a ticket used to cast votes for the best gumbo and may be purchased for $25 (21 and over) or $15 (under 21). Click HERE to buy tickets.
The TEP Gumbo Contest still has room for advertising space for the event poster, program and slide presentation for Host Sponsorships. We still have a VIP Table left for a HOT level sponsor ($500 or more). Click HERE to become a Host Sponsor.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
|Only 5 of the 16 team slots |
remain. Register today!
Time is running out to enter the hottest gumbo contest in town. Don't let someone else steal your chance for gumbo glory. Register today at this link. Review competition rules here.
Registration is a two step process. After paying for registration, your team representative will be given a link to an online form to provide essential details about your team: team name, team leader, phone number, mobile number, names of the other team members type of gumbo, heat source for your gumbo and email address.
If you're worried about your gumbo making skills, let Chef Gary Williams of DeJaVu Restaurant be your guide: