TEP Gumbo Contest Pages

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Team Scores from the 2015 TEP Gumbo Contest



On behalf of the TEP Gumbo Contest Planning Committee, we thank each team for entering the 2015 competition. While we present the team scores below for comparison, we believe that each team is a winner for equality in Tennessee. Happy Mardi Gras! We will see you again in 2016!

TEAM #
Team Name
Team Leader
Judge's Choice Score
Judge's Choice Place
People's Choice Vote
People's Choice Place
1
Krewe of Roux
Nathan Tipton
44
10
25
4
2A
The Gumbros
Jason Houston
45
9
24
5
2B
The Gumbros
Jason Houston
37
12
21
7
3
Shrimp Ts
Carla Lewis
78
3
19
8
4
N'awlin's Best
Reginald Milton
94
2
26
3
5
Rouxin' on the River
Melody Bourell
98
1
44
1
6
UnRouxly
Stephanie  Wilbanks
33
13
23
6
7
Fortunate Families ROUX CREW
Deb Word
73
4
17
9
8
P.E.P.
Jennifer Keane
65
6
8
13
9
Momma's Sassy Pride!
Chris Waugh
25
15
0
14
10
Mumbo Gumbo
Susan Bransford
58
7
19
8
11
Who Dat Crunk Vegan?
Bianca Phillips
43
11
21
7
12
The gumbo Friends
Adrian Mehr
45
9
11
12
13
Roux-Volution!
Gregg Overman
66
5
28
2
14
You will "roux" the day...
Bob Barnett
27
14
14
11
15
Big Daddy
Scott Blake
49
8
16
10

Ties are noted in ITALICS




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Meet the TEP Gumbo Contest Judges

Everyone attending the TEP Gumbo Contest will have a chance to taste and vote for their favorite gumbo in the People's Choice Competition on Feb. 8, but the gumbos will also be evaluated objectively by a diverse panel of individuals selected by the Gumbo Planning Committee in the Judge's Choice Competition.

Each judge will score each gumbo on a 1 to 5 point-scale for aroma, consistency, taste and aftertaste. The points awarded by each the judge will be added (Highest possible score of 100.

The 2015 TEP Gumbo Contest judges are:

State Representative Raumesh Akbari won a special election in House District 91 in Shelby County in 2013 and was re-elected in 2014.










Davin D. Clemons is the LGBT Liaison for the Memphis Police Department, a co-host of Relationships Unleashed on KWAM 990 (Broadcasts every Saturday at 5 PM), and a minister at the Cathedral of Praise Church in Memphis.

John Klyce Minervini is a food writer for the The Memphis Flyer and blogger of the Memphis food scene at The Fork.

Tawanda Pirtle is co-owner and operator of Pirtle’s Fried Chicken in Memphis with her husband Cordell. Pirtle’s has served fried chicken in the Bluff City since 1957.

Judge Paula L. Skahan was appointed to Criminal Court, Division 1 by the Governor of Tennessee in December 2004 and was elected to continue in this position in 2006 and 2014. She is the first openly-gay official to be appointed and elected in the State of Tennessee.








Join these judges in tasting great gumbo on Sunday, February 8 from 4:30-7 PM at Bridges. Tickets available in advance online and at the door. $25 for age 21 and up and $15 for under 21. Children age 5 and under admitted for free with adult guardian. 

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