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Saturday, Jan 23, 2016

Lumiere Place Cajun Cook-Off

Saturday, January 23, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Tickets: $35 in advance;  $45 at the door

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Part of the L’Ecole Culinaire Gourmet Weekend

please note advance ticket sales for this event end TONIGHT, january 22 AT 11:59 P.M. A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT FOR WALK-UP AT THE DAY OF PRICE

Learn the secrets of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis! On Saturday, Jan. 23, join us at Soulard Market Park for the Cajun Cook-Off, presented by Lumière Place and L’Ecole Culinaire.


Chat with the city’s culinary masters as they compete for the Cajun cooking crown.


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. Demos will feature:

  • Mike Johnson of Sugarfire taking you through a step by step preparation of the famous New Orleans BBQ Shrimp he made while cutting his teeth in the kitchen with Emeril Lagasse
  • Chef Rob Komotos, who earned his stripes in the Cardwell’s kitchen, will lead you through the process of making a winning roux for your gumbo

Check back as we confirm more demos.


Enjoy a complimentary Cajun dish courtesy of Tony Chachere, then grab a Southern Comfort Hurricane or Bud Light and head to the dance floor to stomp your feet to the sounds of the bayou from the Johnny Henry Band. 


Advance ticket prices end Friday, January 22 at 12:00 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.