Congratulations to our 2014 Jambalaya Cook-Off Winners!

Winners of the 2014 Jambalaya Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR

People’s Choice
Chef Jacob Moore of Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon

Professional Judging
1st Place – Chef Jacob Moore of Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon
2nd Place – Chef Ethan Granberg of Rockfish Bakery and Café in Lincoln City, Oregon
3rd Place – Chef Joycelyn Kelly of Gumbo Goddess Catering in Vancouver, Washington


Join us for the annual Jambalaya Cook-Off on Saturday, February 1, 2014 11am-2pm (or until samples are gone) at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Admission is FREE, with jambalaya samples available for 50¢ each. And, you get to determine the best jambalaya dish on the Oregon Coast!

Jambalaya Cook-Off • Saturday, February 1, 2014

King Cake at the Jambalaya Cook-off in Lincoln City

Admission is free, with samples available for 50¢ 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 authentic 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 announced
2:00pm – Cook-off ends
All Day – Live Zydeco-style music

Participating RestaurantsJambalaya Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR

Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Lincoln City, OR
Deli 101 – Lincoln City, OR
Gumbo Goddess Catering – La Center, WA
Pelican Pub & Brewery – Pacific City, OR
Rockfish Bakery Cafe – Lincoln City, OR
Vivian’s Restaurant – Lincoln City, OR
Nelscott Wine Shop will have beer and wine for sale
Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry Shop will have an assortment of treats available.
My Petite Sweet will offer some tasty themed cupcakes.

Live Music

Ivie-Meziere TrioIvie Meziere Band performs at the Jambalaya Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR

The Ivie-Meziere band performs electric and acoustic blues with vocals and smooth jazz instrumentals. The band performs as an acoustic trio and an all electric band with horns! The trio was formed to supply the perfect live music experience where ambiance is important. The trio has performed at brewpubs, wineries, and other prominent venues and private events throughout the region, and they bring their original Zydeco style to the Jambalaya Cook-Off!

Professional Judges

Dorinda Goddard of Dockside Charters in Depoe Bay knows her seafood and coastal inredients, and has been involved with the Jambalaya Cook-Off since its inception.

Rob Pounding is a long-time chef and owner of Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City. Rob is also a co-founder of the Culinary Center.

Scott Salmons currently resides in Depoe Bay, but is a Louisiana native, which means he knows his creole cooking. Scott will also present the history of the traditional King Cake.

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!

Upcoming Events

Check out other Lincoln City festivals and events coming up soon! Click here for details.