Gumbo Ya Ya - Escambia County

Phineas Phogg's at Seville Quarter in Pensacola FL

Here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, the safety of our community is our top concern. With following the recommendation from the CDC, Gumbo YaYa Cook-Off scheduled for Saturday, 21st has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date information. Thank you all for the support!

What is Gumbo YaYa?

Amateur and professional teams will compete for bragging rights for the best Gumbo in Pensacola. Each individual gumbo will be judged on taste, smell, color and consistency. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners. In addition, there is a Showmanship trophy, given for best decoration and entertainment, and the coveted People’s Choice trophy!

Entry to the competition is $20.00 per three-person team and is limited to 15 teams. Seville Quarter will supply tables, burners and a clean-up area. Each team must prepare their gumbo “from scratch” at Seville Quarter. Cooking begins at 11:00 a.m. and the judging begins at 4:00 p.m.

For team registration applications or more information contact Buck Mitchell at

Interested in becoming a spicy sponsor? Contact the Director of Development, Dana Hall at

All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.