Gumbo Ya-Ya - Escambia County

A Big Thank-you to everyone who helped make the 2022 Gumba Ya Ya Cook-off a successful event!

Amateur and professional teams competed in the annual event on April 9, 2022 at Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola. As part of the rules, the three-person teams had to make gumbo from scratch. We raised over $3,700 and were able to share the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters with our community.


Winners in the Judge's Category:

1st Place - The Happy Pig - Mark Thornton,Captain
2nd Place - Krewe of DePez - Jason Singletary, Captain
3rd Place - Maria Seafood's Olde East Hill Grill - Mike Valin, Captain

Winners in the Showmanship Category (decoration, theme, and spirit):

1st Place - Peace, Love and Gumbo, Aja Barrett - Captain
2nd Place - Maria Seafood's Olde East Hill Grill, Mike Valin - Captain
3rd Place - Crewe De Roux, Mitch Miguez - Captain

Winners in the People's Choice Category:

1st Place - Krewe of DePez - Jason Singletary - Captain
2nd Place - Escambia Bay Homebrewers, Jim Martin - Captain
3rd Place - West Florida APA Sea Pirates, Butch Correll - Captain

Details on the 2023 Gumbo Ya Ya to be announced soon.