Clash of the Cooks Jambalaya Showdown presented by Ochsner is back again! Get your JAM-on Saturday April 27 at the new Ochsner High Grove Campus! 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, live tunes and good times.  



New Location in 2019 - Ochsner High Grove Campus

New Location in 2019 - Ochsner High Grove Campus

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: April 27, 2019
Time:  11:00am – 2:30pm
Location: The New Ochsner High Grove campus

April 27 Timeline

7:30 am ‐ 10:45 am – Team Competition Begins  
11:00 am – Event Opens to the Public
11:00 am - Judging 
11:00 am - Band Performs
12:30 pm – People's Choice Voting Ends                                               
2:00 pm – Ceremony / Award Prizes


2019 Beneficiaries

Our cooking teams serve up their best jambalaya, while raising dough for local families battling cancer.



2017 Clash of the Cooks Champions - Cooking for Couvillion

2017 Clash of the Cooks Champions - Cooking for Couvillion

You and your buddies think you got CHOPS?  Prove it. Whether you're a professional chef, master tailgate cook, or first-timer you're all on the same playing field at Clash of the Cooks. Now is your chance to put dem cookin' skills to the test while supporting a worthy cause. All teams must submit a Team Registration Form.   



Registration Deadline
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Participation Fee
$150 per team (1-4 person maximum), includes 4 Bites & Brews wristbands and 4 shirts.


Jambalaya Category
1st, 2nd & 3rd place team will be crowned
Lagniappe Category (New in 2019!)
Dish out your most creative cajun, creole south Louisiana comfort food
People’s Choice Award
The award to the best jambalaya voted by the people.
Best Team Name
Awarded to the most fun & creative cooking team name.
Judge's Fais Do Do Award
Voted by the judges to the team that brings the best party.

How to Register

Step 1 - Make Payment
Pay Online via PayPal
If you sign up before April 10 we can guarantee shirt sizes.

Step 2 - Fill Out Registration Form


How to Pay by Check
Or make checks payable to Pirates of Death Valley Inc. 

Mailing Address
Pirates of Death Valley Inc.
543 Richland Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

For more information, please contact Jeremy Coco at (225) 247-5655. 

Registration closes on March 24, 2019.




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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.