The event, in its 30th year, supports CAUW’s mission of “putting people in a position to recognize and achieve their full potential.” Funds raised will support CAUW’s programs, which fight for education, income stability, health and basic needs of everyone in the 10-parish community.
More than 40 teams will be competing against each other, vying for the title of best jambalaya. Awards will be presented to the first, second and third place overall winners and for Best Appetizer, People’s Choice and Community Games.
The event is free, but you must purchase a ticket to eat.
For $15, you can purchase a jam sampler ticket, which will get you as much jambalaya as you can eat. The jam VIP ticket, which costs $50, includes unlimited jambalaya, drinks (both soft drinks and alcoholic drinks), catered food, a swag bag and access to the VIP area.
If you can’t stay or want leftovers for tomorrow, purchase a to-go box of jambalaya for $10. Children 12 and younger eat free.
The 30th Annual Jambalaya Jam will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the corner of North Boulevard and Lafayette Street.