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Cajun Cookoff

DATE: Feb 9, 2020
TIME: 12-5PM
LOCATION: Salvage Station
$10 Members
$20 Non-Members
$30 Entrance + New Membership

Each year we pay tribute to the southern roots of Mardis Gras with a food and music fest known as the Cajun Cook Off. A dozen professional and amateur chefs from around Asheville are invited to show off their personal sizzle and spice by dishing up their takes on Cajun cuisine.

You’re welcome to sample a dish from all the chefs you want, but you’ll only be given three vouchers that you can use to vote for your favorites. Winners are announced at the end of the party but before that, you can dance off those calories to a Cajun band and support AMG by buying tickets for our fabulous PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

Plus, bring your canned goods along to contribute to our food drive for Manna Food bank. Each can gets you a ticket for our PRIZE GIVEAWAY.
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Official 2020 Participating Restaurants/Chefs

All Slots Are Full For 2020!

Sign ups for the 2022 Cajun Cookoff

will be open later this year. 

Congratulations To The Winning 2019 Chefs!

Thank you everyone who came out and ate, drank and got merry with Asheville Mardi Gras, Asheville Second Line, Zydeco Ya Ya and The Salvage Station! By all measures the 2019 Cajun Cook Off was our most successful event ever.

ALL the participating chefs brang it big … but through the voting process, the following three got a little extra special distinction:



FIRST PLACE: Chef Matt Grush 
SECOND PLACE: Fred & Jacob McDonald 
THIRD PLACE: Biltmore Stable Cafe


FIRST PLACE: Biltmore Stable Cafe
SECOND PLACE: Chef Matt Grush 
THIRD PLACE: Chefs Fred & Jacob McDonald

Special thanks to our judging panel of Sara Widenhouse from Luscious Liquor Ice Cream; Chef Steve Goff from Aux Bar; and Chef Chastity Edwards from the Deli LlaMMMa Food Truck.

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