Cajun Cook-Off

Saturday, February 8

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Admission: $40 in Advance, $50 at the Door

Learn the secrets of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis, Mike Johnson and Christina Fitzgerald, whose culinary roots are connected to New Orleans, then taste the subject matter of the most delicious lesson you’ll ever learn as they hand out samples. These cooking demos of authentic Creole cuisine will be taking place all day long as highly talented amateur chefs from across the area face off, preparing their best dishes to be sampled by a panel of hungry and highly discerning judges.  Music by the legendary Zydeco Crawdaddies! 

Admission to the event includes an authentic Cajun lunch, prepared by the flavor wizards at Sugarfire Smokehouse, and all the beverages you need to wash it down, not to mention boot-stomping tunes straight out of the Big Easy. 

If you think you have the talent to take home a prize, apply to be one of 10 teams that competes in this long-standing tradition. Fill out your application 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

Join us behind the scenes of a real kitchen as chefs from Sugarfire Smokehouse prepare scrumptious cuisine for a lucky few in a private dining experience. And it’s not just amazing chow: you’ll also be treated to a premium, fully stocked open bar of top-shelf cocktails crafted specifically for your own personal palette by Master Mixologist Matthew Longueville from noon to 4:00 pm.

We’ll kick it off at 9:00 am with Bloody Mary’s, mimosas and breakfast...and then it’s on. Throughout the day you’ll get to enjoy authentic Cajun food before anyone else as it as soon as it comes out of the smoker and the jambalaya pot. 

All-inclusive Kitchen Passes are $75 each.



Bud Light
Southern Comfort
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Ezra Brooks
Fireball Whiskey
Una Vida
Red Bull
Heartland Coca-Cola
First Bank
MO Lottery
Hilton - Ballpark
Hilton - Union Station
The Cheshire
Salt + Smoke
US Foods
Bogart’s Smoke House