All of the gumbo teams are winners in the eyes of Tennessee Equality Project, but the judges and people tasting the gumbos had to make difficult choices on who was the best.
Five (5) judges scored each team’s gumbo on a 1 to 5 point-scale for aroma, consistency, taste and aftertaste. The points awarded by each judge was added (the highest possible score = 100 = 20 points x 5 judges).
The People's Choice Gumbo was judged only by public vote. The gumbo with the most votes became the winner of this competition. Unfortunately, the total vote counts for the People's Choice competition for all team gumbos were lost during clean-up after the event.
|Table #||Team Name||Team Leader||Judge's Choice Score||People's Choice Place|
|1||Rouxlin on the River||Nathan Tipton||39||3|
|2||Rouxlin on the River||Nathan Tipton||Withdrawn|
|3||The Gumbros||Christy Tweddle||69||1|
|4||Nawlin's Best||Shelby County Commissioner Reginald Milton||51|
|6||Shrimp Tease||Carla Lewis||Withdrawn|
|7||The Holy Trinity's||Bryan Roberts||54|
|8||Cajun Napalm||Joey Betterton||48|
|9||Pink Diva on Spice||Cassi Conyers||50|
|10||Wanna Spoon||Jason Glasgow||Withdrawn|
|11||The Memphidanos||Tracey Yarbro||60|
|12||Thought Sausage presented by Whitney Entertainment Brokers||Stephen Whitney||Withdrawn|
|13||Straight A's||Julie Byrd||44|
|14||Evergreen Presbyterian||Mary Button||46|
|15||Big Daddies Lil' Bear Gumbo||Scott Blake||32|
|16||Roux-thless Dames||Leigh Chiles||52||2|