2017 Gumbo Cook-Off

The 17th Annual "Got Gumbo?" Cook-off is in the books. United Way of Southeast Louisiana invited the city’s most talented chefs and first-rate restaurants to put their dishes up against the competition in our annual parade of gumbo in the beautifully renovated Grand Ballroom at the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans. 

Our Krewe de Gumbo panel of celebrity judges presented awards for Best Traditional Gumbo, Best Exotic Gumbo and Best Seafood Gumbo.

We also gave the power to the people, who voted for the People’s Choice awards of Best Gumbo, Best Dessert and Best Table Decorations.

2017 Winners are...

Best Exotic Gumbo
1st Place - Restaurant R'evolution
2nd Place - Charlie's Restaurant

Best Seafood Gumbo
1st Place - M Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
2nd Place - 5 Fifty 5 at the New Orleans Marriott

Best Traditional Gumbo
1st Place - Charlie's Restaurant
2nd Place - 1718 Catering at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

People's Choice

Best Table Decorations 
1st Place - 5 Fifty 5 at the New Orleans Marriott
2nd Place - Deanie's Seafood Restaurant

Best Dessert 
TIE! 5 Fifty 5 at the New Orleans Marriott and Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Best Gumbo 
Corporation Bar & Grill

Sponsored by Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, Atmos Energy,
United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Women's Leadership Council and Yelp

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