Love oysters or think you make the best oyster dish around? Then you’ll want to visit Gulf Shores, Alabama on November 9th for the Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off.
Now in its 6th year, the Oyster Cook-Off is presented by Alabama Gulf Seafood and held at The Hangout, a family-friendly spot just steps from the beach. Entry is free, and tasting tickets may be purchased for $2 each or $30 for a book of 20 tickets.
At the cook-off chefs and amateurs will compete for bragging rights and big bucks – $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. More than 65 chefs will be participating, including Atlanta chefs Adam Evens of The Optimist, Ron Eyester of Rosebud, Bob McDonough from F&H Food Trading Group and Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taqueria.
Think you have what it takes to compete? For an entry fee you can show off your best Rockefeller, Cajun or raw oyster dish. The dishes will be judged by attendees and a panel of celebrity judges. The fee to enter is $300 and the deadline is October 18th. Click here for more information on the entry and judging rules.
Teams must be on site by 9am on Saturday, November 9th and ready to serve at 10am. The event opens to the public at 11am.
In addition to all the oysters you can eat, there will be live music and football shown on big screens.
Click here to see photographs from the 2012 Oyster Cook-Off.
The Hangout also hosts a music festival in May.
photos from The Hangout’s Flickr page