Tennessee Equality Project 2013 Gumbo Tasting Competition Invitation, Rules and Entry Form
Dear Gumbo Tasting Contestant:
Tennessee Equality Project is proud to host its 5th Annual Mardi Gras Party and this year’s third Gumbo Tasting Competition on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM at Earnestine & Hazel's at 531 South Main Street in Downtown Memphis. The ingredients of gumbo are as diverse as the LGBT and allied community and we will celebrate this in Mardi Gras style. Funds raised in the competition will benefit TEP to advance and protect the equality of LGBT people and their families in Tennessee.
Please review the following competition rules and Gumbo Tasting Entry Form for 2013. We hope you are as excited about the event as we are. Please send your completed entry form by Feb. 1, 2013. Registrations are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis.
Judging Criteria. The Gumbo Tasting Competition shall be blind judged on the following criteria by professional chefs, restaurateurs, foodies, and other public figures in the Memphis area:
AROMA: Gumbo should smell appetizing.
CONSISTENCY: Gumbo should be a smooth combination of ingredients and roux.
TASTE: Gumbo should taste good.
AFTERTASTE: Gumbo should leave a pleasant taste.
First, Second and Third Place winners will be declared for Professional Judges and for People’s Choice awards.
Upon receipt of your completed Entry Form, you will be assigned a team station.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
The Shelby County Committee
Tennessee Equality Project