Clash of the Cooks Jambalaya Showdown presented by Ochsner is back for a second helping! Get your JAM-on Saturday May 19 at LSU! We’ve got cooking teams of pro’s and joe’s serving up their best jambalaya, while raising dough for local families battling cancer. Join us for great food, local brews, live tunes and good times.
Clash of the Cooks is a nonprofit, annual fundraising food competition in Baton Rouge that was established to raise money for the on-going medical expenses for families battling cancer.
Date: May 19, 2018
Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm
Location: LSU South Quad Drive (Formerly Nicholson Extension) Parking Lot 403 - Rain or Shine
7:30 am ‐ 10:30 am – Team Competition Begins
10:30 am – Event Opens to the Public
10:35 am – 11:00 am - Judging
10:45 am - Band Performs
12:30 pm – People's Choice Voting Ends
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Ceremony / Award Prizes
2:00 pm – Event Ends
2018 Event Map
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Shirt + TANK
Thanks for ordering 2018 official apparel!
Thank you to all that placed orders for the shirt and tanks this year. Pickup for all orders will be at the event on May 19.
Top Cancer Hospital and World-Class Care
For over 70 years, Ochsner has been dedicated to cancer research and new cancer treatment development, bringing innovations to the fight against cancer— including more clinical trials than anywhere else in the region. At Ochsner, we have doctors so specialized that they treat specific types of cancer. Your doctor will work with a team of cancer specialists so you have the benefit of knowledge that can make all the difference in your treatment, quality of life and recovery. Ochsner provides cancer services for adult and pediatric cancer patients and their families from diagnosis through recovery, including the most complex and difficult to treat cancers.
2017 EVENT Photos
Photos by MG Miller & Scott Thompson
The Sheehan Family
This year’s primary beneficiary is Cassie Sheehan. Cassie lives in Baton Rouge where she resides with her husband Garrett and young children Gabby and Cole. As if it weren’t challenging enough to be a wife and mother of a toddler and infant, Cassie Sheehan is in a battle to beat Leukemia.
Cassie’s got plenty of experience taking on tough tasks. She’s a first grade teacher at Port Allen Elementary and has been leading classrooms for the past 16 years. She excels at it too! Cassie is a National Board Certified Teacher who has been nominated for teacher of the year twice and was the 2011-2012 parish elementary school teacher of the year.
Winning this challenge won’t be easy. On January 5, 2018, Cassie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia with a very aggressive FLT 3 Mutation. The FLT 3 Mutation puts her at a high risk for relapses. She is currently receiving chemotherapy treatments monthly, but needs a bone marrow transplant. If she receives a bone marrow transplant, she will be hospitalized for several months.
Clash of Cooks is a non-profit event established to help provide financial relief with on-going medical expenses of local families who are battling cancer.