Annual Sonjia Young Gumbo Cook-Off
The inaugural Gumbo Cook-Off is the preeminent
event of our annual fundraising campaign hosted by
Sonjia Young. Her dedication to mentoring young men and women through the Maya Angelou Teen Center located at
the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA has transformed lives. Sonjia’s Gumbo Cook-Off is certain to bring out Atlanta’s key influencers, business executives, celebrities, and community leaders. The Gumbo Cook-off will bring the flavor of Mardi Gras in the Big Easy to HotLanta, with delicious samples of the classic delicacy prepared by five of Atlanta’s top Cajun
restaurants and chefs--all competing for bragging rights as the "Gumbo Cook-OffChampion."
In addition to the tasty gumbo, this Fat Tuesday celebration
will feature French Quarter inspired cocktails and traditional
NOLA desserts including King Cake, beignets, bread
pudding, pralines and more. And, the party wouldn't be complete without beads and masks, a live Jazz band, and a
Second Line Parade!