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2012 Great Cajun Cook-off and Food Fest - Advance Tickets (only 200 at gate day of event)
Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (MST)
Phoenix, United States
The Great Cajun Cook-off and Food Fest, as presented by Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, is an annual fundraiser for the Cajun Cactus Foundation and its chosen charities. This casual, family friendly event features an amateur gumbo, jambalaya, and open cajun dish competition as well as a Food Fest - - the best Cajun and Southern Fare from restaurants across the Valley! In addition, it promises the best assortment of Southern musical entertainment, including zydeco, jazz, blues, and roots rock. Children's entertainment will be provided.
Please feel free to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the day "festival style" with your friends and family. This event is a pay one price for entry and food samples styled event. Each ticketholder will receive samples of all dishes from both amateurs and the restaurants participating in the food fest as well as complimentary soft drinks and water. Additional costs to the ticketholders is limited to beer tickets for those 21 of age and over (3 for $10) and a crawfish plate for those interested in partaking of our favorite cajun delicacy (price TBD closer to event).
Our event is proud to welcome back our presenting sponsor Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold. As well as a lot of familiar faces in the amateur and restaurant food fest categories, including Town Talk II Creole BBQ, Ocean Trail, Flavors of Louisiana, Beauregard Food Company, Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen and some new friends Ragin Cajun Sports Bar, Chef Ed, Barney's Boathouse and many others.
This year, the charity recipients are The St. Bernard Project, Habitat for Humanity Central AZ, New Life Center and Waste Not.
Restaurant Food Fest Participants:
Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen: Cajun Chips and Remoulade Sauce
Beauregard Food Co.: Crawfish Etouffee
DD's Desert Delights Gourmet Brittle and More: Assorted Gourmet Brittles
Flavors of Louisiana: Shrimp Creole and Peach Cobbler
Jamburritos: Creole Cabbage, Hushpuppies and K-Tacos (Catfish Tacos)
New Orleans Snoball: Various flavors of New Orleans Style Sno Balls (snowcones)
Ocean Trail: Seafood Gumbo, Dirty Rice and Collard Greens
Ragin Cajun Sports Bar: Red Beans and Rice
TexAz Grill: Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Town Talk II Creole Style BBQ: Smoked Turkey and Rib Tips
Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe: Sweet Potatoes and Cornbread
Zoe's Kitchen: Chicken Salad and Chocolate Sheet Cake, Hummus
This year we have a great Amateur Competition lineup!
180 Degrees: Lyman’s 180 Degree Jambalaya
Keith Butchart: Jambalaya
Maya Kersie: Lilla's Seafood Gumbo
Tommy Osgood: Osgood's Chicken and Andouille Gumbeaux
Kevin Butchart: Gumbo
Mike's Rockin' Gumbo
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The Cajun Cactus Foundation
Eat, Drink, Rebuild. --- The Cajun Cactus Foundation is a licensed 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN# 26-2996099) in Phoenix, Arizona. The Foundation was formed in 2008 by a group of Southerners now living in the Valley of the Sun who commonly wanted to share Southern hospitality and culture with Arizona, while helping Gulf Coast and Phoenix charities. The Foundation's primary fundraising outlets is The Great Cajun Cook-Off & Food Fest, held annually.