Friends of The Lighthouse Shelter, gumbo lovers, and 11 culinary teams gathered at the Annapolis Double Tree Hotel on Sunday for the 11th Annual GumboFest. The event benefits The Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter and their B.E.S.T program. Competitors utilized the Cajun holy trinity and their secret recipes to create a Gumbo that would win over the taste buds of both attendees and the panel of judges. This year Annapolis Fork was lucky enough to had been given the privilege to hold a seat on the judges panel. Each gumbo entry was judged on appearance, aroma, consistency, taste, and after taste. While this year’s competition was stiff only a few could take home a win.
Congratulations to this year’s 11th Annual GumboFest winners and thank you to everyone that came out to support The Lighthouse Shelter and their inspiring cause.
2016 GumboFest Winners
Best Booth Display – HCAT Anne Arundel Community College