GUMBO WORLD RECORD coming home to Louisiana

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Larose Civic Center to host public blowout

THIBODAUX – A Guinness World Records adjudicator will be on hand to proclaim culinary history Nov. 7 at the Larose Civic Center.

The World Record Gumbo tailgating event, open to the public and supported by the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC), will feature 5,000 pounds of ready-to-slurp gumbo, not counting the rice or potato salad.

In addition to the feast, blowout attendees can enjoy a live, giant-screen gridiron broadcast of the LSU Tigers playing the Alabama Crimson Tide.

“When you consider that the current record was set four years ago in Alabama, where it frankly doesn’t belong, it is only fitting that the world’s largest pot of gumbo should be prepared in the State of Louisiana during the Alabama game,” said Cynthia Caronna, executive director of World Record Gumbo. “Louisiana and gumbo must never again be put asunder.”

Slated to begin at 11 a.m., the day-long party will include a gumbo-eating contest, spearheaded by Major League Eating, as well as a public potato salad contest.

Proceeds from the World Record Gumbo will benefit CASA of Lafourche and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of South and North Lafourche.

Event sponsors include presenting sponsor Braud and Gallagher, as well as Mr. Mudbug & 12 Seasons Catering, MMI Culinary, Associated Grocers, Frank’s, Wow Wee Dipping Sauce, and SLEC.

For additional details, including a full schedule of events, go to

The South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC) is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit economic development agency established to support regional economic development in the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne. SLEC is one of eight regional economic organizations officially designated as strategic partners in the implementation of the economic development policies and programs of Louisiana Economic Development. For additional information, contact Vic Lafont, SLEC president and CEO, at (985) 448-4485, or go to