TEP Gumbo Contest Pages

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 gumbo contest


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.


Team Name
Score
Place
Krabe Krewe
76.8
1
N'awlin's Best
70.5
2
Gumbo Go Go's
68.1
3
Gumbros
67.5
4
Dat Gumbo
67.0
5
Fortunate Family Roux Krewe
65.0
6
Wild Magnolias
63.0
7
Mumbo Gumbo
60.0
8
Let Love Lead
60.0
9
Roux McClanahan
55.0
10
Cajun Napalm
47.0
11
Who Dat Crunk Vegan?
46.0
12
Idlewild Gumbo Buddies
45.0
13
High Cotton Brewing Co.
45.0
14
Krewe of Roux
44.0
15
Cast Iron Commandoes
41.0
16

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TEP to offer Giving Circle Prizes to New Donors at Gumbo Contest


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.