The 7th Tennessee Equality Project Gumbo Contest presented by Hilton Memphis will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017. TEP's annual Mardi Gras celebration brings together teams from the Western, Middle and Eastern United States to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Gumbo contestants will be awarded prizes by an appointed panel of judges and by individual tasters like you in the People’s Choice competition. Enjoy the gumbo with New Orleans jazz from the HOT MEMPHIS 4 and start a second line on the dance floor.
We will also present awards to two Champions of Equality from Memphis.
TEP is grateful for the generous support of its presenting sponsor for 2017: Hilton Memphis!
Beverage Service: Each gumbo contest ticket for those 21 and older includes one voucher for beer from Memphis Made and High Cotton Breweries (more vouchers can be purchased for $5 with cash or credit/debit card from TEP). Hilton will also provide a full bar with wine, cocktails, other beer and soft drinks (cash only). Valid ID required for the service of any alcoholic beverages.
Click the button below to purchase and General Admission Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets:
Online ticket sales available through midnight on 2/13/3017. After this date, all tickets must be purchased at the door.
VIP Table tickets are sold out.
TEP has a limited number of free tickets for those interested in volunteering to set up, coordinate and clean up for the event. Visit this link if you're interested.
All gumbos will be considered for First, Second or Third Place in the Judge's Choice (5 judge panel) and the People's Choice Awards. This year's competition will also feature a special award for best vegetarian or vegan gumbo judged by special guest Chef Justin Fox Burks of The Chubby Vegetarian. Meet all the judges here.
Gumbo Team registration is now CLOSED. Review the rules of the competition.
Sponsorship packages are available at this link.
Many thanks to our current sponsors for the 2016 TEP Gumbo Contest:
(Don't see you organization or business listed here? Click here to become a sponsor)
939 Ridge Lake Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120
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