101 teams offer taste test of special jambalaya, gumbo recipes

The annual culinary battle, sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles, gets underway at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4. When patrons are finally allowed inside the gates, members of participating teams will do everything they can to entice visitors to their booths to try their special recipes. Because while a panel of judges will pick some of the winners, everyone is gunning for the People’s Choice award.