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Saturday, Jan 27, 2018

Cajun Cook-Off

Cajun Cook-Off

Saturday, January 27, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Tickets: $40 in advance;  $45 at the door

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Learn the secrets of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis! On Saturday, February 27, join us at Soulard Market Park for the Cajun Cook-Off.


Ready to recreate New Orleans-inspired cuisine at home? Stop by the US Foods Demo Kitchen to pick up a tip or two and enjoy delectable samples of what they prepare. Throughout the day some of the best chefs from around the region and the country will show you how to prepare great, authentic Cajun dishes at home.

Demo schedule coming soon!

Can you compete

This year we will continue the long tradition of celebrating our amateur chef scene in St. Louis. Each year 10 amateur chefs bring their home recipes to the Cajun Cook Off to prove they are the best in region. Fill out the APPLICATION if you are ready to display your culinary skills and compete against other amateur chefs. Winners of the competition will receive cash and prizes plus the bragging right of being crowned the 2018 Cajun Cook Off champion. Send completed applications to


Enjoy a complimentary Cajun dish prepared by some of St. Louis’ finest chefs, then grab a Hurricane or Bud Light and head to the dance floor to stomp your feet to the sounds of live music. 

Advance ticket prices end Friday, January 26th at 11:59 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $45.

In accordance with the City of St. Louis Health Department, food prepared by the chefs in the competition is not available for consumption.

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