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Cajun Cook-Off

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Admission: $55 

Talented amateur chefs from across the area face off, preparing their best dishes for a panel of hungry and highly discerning judges.

Admission to the event includes:

  • Authentic Cajun Lunch prepared by Sugarfire Smokehouse 
  • Open bar of Bud Light and Southern Comfort Hurricanes 
  • Live Music
  • Two cocktail demos from Master Mixologist Jason Neely - with samples! 
  • Four cooking demos – with samples! – from:  
    • Mike Johnson, St Louis’ Sugarfire Smokehouse Owner/Chef 
    • Kernis Louviere, ten-time winner of the World Champion Gumbo Festival 

Think you have the Cajun cooking chops to take home a prize? Apply to be one of 5 teams that competes in this long-standing tradition. Simply apply and send it to


*Please note, that in accordance with the City of St. Louis Health Department, food prepared by the amateur chefs in the competition is not available for public consumption.

The Kitchen Pass: Deliciously Exclusive and All-Inclusive

Get off the sidelines and get into the kitchen with this private dining experience.

Sound amazing? The chow is just the beginning! From 10 am to 4 pm, enjoy a premium, fully-stocked bar with top-shelf cocktails crafted specially for you by the talented mixologists from Mardi Gras Master Mixologists.

It all kicks off at 10 am with Bloody Marys, mimosas and breakfast ... and then it's go time. You'll be the first to enjoy authentic Cajun food as soon as it comes out of the smoker and the jambalaya pot.

All-inclusive Kitchen Passes are $95 each.



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