The annual Gumbo Cook Off kicked off today in Downtown Lafayette at Parc International for the past 22 years, the Realtor Association Of Acadiana has put on the cook off with 27 teams cooking their own special blend of gumbo with all proceeds going to charity. Trophies are awarded for the best gumbo at the end of the night, the competition between the teams gets pretty serious.
One of the secret ingredients was the added flavor from a locally brewed beer for their gumbo. No matter which team wins the Realtor Gumbo Cookoff, the real winner is the Habitat For Humanity. Last year, the Realtor Group helped raise money and build a house for a Lafayette woman who lost everythng in a fire.