TEP Gumbo Contest Pages

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Purchase your TEP Gumbo Contest tickets in advance

Buy your tickets online in advance.
We'll  hold them for you at will call. 
The TEP Gumbo Contest at the Bridges Center on Feb. 23, 2014 from 4:30 - 7 PM is less than one month away. 

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 
All participants will be required to present a valid, government issued Photo ID to consume beer at the contest. 


Buy your tickets at this link!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

All Gumbo team spaces: SOLD OUT

To all the gumbo teams:
"May the odds be ever
in your flavor!"
All 16 team slots for the TEP Gumbo Contest have sold out! Those who wished to compete but did not register will have to wait until 2015 to demonstrate their culinary prowess. 

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. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Only 5 Gumbo team slots remain

Only 5 of the 16 team slots
remain. Register today!
The TEP Gumbo Contest is just over a one month away. Eleven (11) teams have registered for the competition. Only five (5) team slots remain.

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:


Chef Gary is one of the official judges of the 2014 Gumbo Contest!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Resolve to celebrate Mardi Gras at the TEP Gumbo Contest in 2014

Resolve to include celebrating
Mardi Gras with TEP in 2014.
Still thinking of New Year resolutions for 2014? Don't forget to include Mardi Gras in your goals for the new year.

Consider adopting one or more of these achievable goals in the new year:

  1. Enjoy delicious gumbo and The Mighty Souls Brass Band for Mardi Gras at the TEP Gumbo Contest at the Bridges Center on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 7 PM. Purchase tickets here.
  2. Organize and register a gumbo team for the contest. 
  3. Purchase a VIP Table to enjoy with your closest friends at the TEP Gumbo Contest.
  4. Become a Hot, Medium or Mild Host Sponsor of the TEP Gumbo Contest.
  5. Make an in-kind donation from your business to TEP for use at TEP Gumbo Contest. Contact Jonathan Cole at jonathan@tnequalityproject.com for more information.
  6. Volunteer to help at the TEP Gumbo Contest. Volunteers receive a complimentary tasting ticket and the chance to vote in the People's Choice competition. Contact Jonathan Cole at jonathan@tnequalityproject.com for more information. 
Tennessee Equality Project takes all the anxiety out of goal setting for 2014. All of the above items are completely doable in the new year. Don't miss this opportunity for personal growth and fun!