17th Annual API Gumbo Cook-off is just around the corner. This year’s competition will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Teams compete by testing their skills and combining the most unique ingredients they can find; including shrimp, sausage and even alligator meat! Come sample just some of the “Dark Secrets of the Bayou!”

The annual API Gumbo Cook-Off is a way for the API to raise money for its scholarship programs and other charities, raising about $10,000 a year. The money is raised through entry fees, the sale of raffle tickets and admission at the door.