Join us for the annual Jambalaya Cook-Off on Saturday, February 21, 2015 11am-2pm (or until samples are gone) at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Admission is FREE, with jambalaya samples available for 75¢ each. And, you get to determine the best jambalaya dish on the Oregon Coast!

Jambalaya Cook-Off • Saturday, February 21, 2015

King Cake at the Jambalaya Cook-off in Lincoln City

Admission is free, with samples available for 75¢ and portion sizes for $3 and $5. Professional judges will award cash prizes for the top three finishers and you get to vote for your favorite jambalaya dish to determine the People’s Choice Award!

And don’t miss the King Cake! We’ll have free samples for you to taste, and Louisiana native, Scott Salmons will entertain you with its history. Come grab some beads (we’ve got you covered) and enjoy the party!

Location & Parking: The Culinary Center in Lincoln City, 801 SW Hwy 101, on the 4th Floor, North, above the Driftwood Public Library and City Hall. Parking is available on the third floor of City Hall, accessible from SW 11th Street (look for the signs and attendants!).

Event Schedule

11:00am – Doors open and People’s Choice voting begins
12:30pm – Learn about the history of King Cake from Scott Salmons
1:30pm – People’s Choice voting ends
1:45pm – Winners announcedJambalaya Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR
2:00pm – Cook-off ends
All Day – Live Zydeco-style music

Participating Restaurants

Deli 101 – Lincoln City, OR
Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Lincoln City, OR
Gumbo Goddess Concessions – Vancouver, WA
Pelican Pub – Pacific City, OR
Roadhouse 101 – Lincoln City, OR
Surfrider Resort – Depoe Bay, OR
Sweet Basil’s Cafe & Wine Bar – Cannon Beach, OR
Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge- Rockaway Beach, OR

Live Music

Mark AlanMark Alan performs at the Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR

The inheritance of voice and place makes for a powerful union. Though acoustic in nature, Mark’s music is strangely expansive – it’s original in sound, soulful and groove oriented. His presence is warm and unpretentious. Poetic, yet simply profound, here’s someone faithfully doing what he’s supposed to do. He performs with that conviction night-in and night-out. When you see him, when you hear him at work, you’ll understand why friends are talking – about ‘the real’ Mark Alan.

Professional Judges


Try it at Home

You be the chef! Try one of our past award winning Jambalaya recipes in your own kitchen.

Past Winners

For a list of past winners of the Jambalaya Cook-off, click here!


The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Looking Glass Inn, Shearwater Inn, Ace Hardware, Ester Lee Motel, Gomberg Kite Productions International, Liberty Inn, The News Guard, Willamette Dental

Upcoming Events

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