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Saturday, Feb 4, 2012

Crystal Cajun Cook-Off

February 04: 10 professional and 10 amateur chefs competing for the best Cajun/Creole dish!

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1st Place: Exec. Chef Christopher Lee & Chef de Cuisine Katie Case
2nd Place: Jack W. MacMurray III & Jeff Schaffer
3rd Place: Carey Exler & Samuel J. Cousins


1st Place: Dian & Terry Montgomery - AKA Blondie & Mont
2nd Place: Julie Roy
3rd Place: Maureen & Frank Castulik

Time: February 4, 2012, Noon – 4:00 p.m

Parking will be available at the Muny Upper Parking Lot and busses will shuttle guest back and forth to and from the Worlds Fair Pavilion.

The Crystal Cajun Cook-Off features ten professional and ten amateur chefs competing in respective categories for the title of best Cajun/Creole dish.

Due to city of St. Louis Department of Health policies attendees are not able to sample the fare prepared by the competing chefs. However, attendees receive four tickets to sample Cajun/Creole specialties prepared by a catering company. Additional food sample tickets are available for purchase at the event.

In addition to the four sample tickets attendees also can partake in unlimited samples of Bud Light beer, Southern Comfort Hurricanes, and soft drinks while enjoying live music by Spur.

Attendees receive a link to an online recipe book from each of the chefs in the competition and coupon for a free 6 or 12 ounce bottle of Crystal Hot Sauce.


2012 Contestants APPLY HERE

Mardi Gras Cajun Cook-off Application 2012
Mardi Gras Cajun Cook-off Chef Rules 2012


2011 Competitors Included:

Jack MacMurray - Sage
Josh Galliano - Monarch
Chris Lee - Fafe Ventana
Cary Exler & Same Cousin - L’Cole Culinaire
Ive Tominack - North City Farmer’s Market
Jason Tucker - Market Grill
Mark & Patty Johnson - Private Caterers
Shelley McMahan & Becky Gonzales - Shell’s Coastal Cuisine
Bryan Flaxbeard - Molly’s in Soulard
Elizabeth Schuester & Austin Packard - Chase Park Plaza

Amateur Contestant - Brian Huesgen
Amateur Contestant - Maureen & Frank Castulik
Amateur Contestant - Julie Roy
Amateur Contestant - Kelly Butler & Gloria Buck
Amateur Contestant - Lois Loupe
Amateur Contestant - Dean Gallagher
Amateur Contestant - Jason Lamb
Amateur Contestant - Dean Haeffner & Christine Dailey
Amateur Contestant - Richard McMahan & Patrick Gonzales
Amateur Contestant - Diane & Terry Montgomery

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