“Cooking in Central” Says Thank You, Central

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Press Release
“Cooking in Central” (The Official Festival for The City of Central) was held on March 23rd and 24th 2018.  This 12th annual event was held at The Amazing Place Festival Site on Blackwater Road with scores of cooks competing for trophies and bragging rights in various categories of outdoor cuisine.  This annual event has raised funds for many worthy causes including: Veterans, Area Schools, Disaster Victims and many more.  Since its inception, Cooking in Central has raised over 2.8 million dollars for various causes.
The winners in this year’s competition are:
PORK: 1st- Casey McCloud/ARMCO Electric;  2nd- Robby Bonvillain/Berkshire Hathaway Home Service;  3rd- Steve Hubbard/Jeff Boudreaux
CHICKEN: 1st- Brian Fife;  2nd- Brandon Hyde;  3rd- Spencer Smith/Kristenwood Reception Center
BRISKET: 1st- Jimmy Maranto;  2nd- Andrew Breau/C4 Catering;  3rd- Steve Hubbard
RIBS:  1st- Jimmy Maranto;  2nd- Brandon Duvall;  3rd- Brian Fife
JAMBALAYA: 1st- Josh Austin/ Cast Iron Assistance;  2nd- Huey Eldridge;  3rd- Daniel Neuman/Edward Jones
Thanks to the many Cooks and thousands of great supporters for attending this year’s festival.  
2018 Cooking in Central Sponsors:
AAS & Company
Coca Cola Bottling
GM Cable
Carlton’s Seafood Restaurant
Louis Mechanical Contractors
Oak Point Fresh Market
Advanced Office Systems
Trade Construction
Southern Power Systems
J Walcoff Const. Co/Creative Patio
Talk 107.3
Whitney Bank
Covers Unlimited, Inc.
Peoples Bank
Ross Tire & Service
Red River Bank
Lousiana Vegetation Management
Louisiana Office Supply
Tiger Sanitation Services
Dennis Stewart
State Senator Dale Erdey
Johnny & Debby Anderson
Blackie’s Place
Lane Pediatrics
Central Physical Therapy
Central Storage
Central Area Pastors Association
Central Fire Department
Central Speaks
Chase Healthcare
Kona Ice
Cothern Tire, Inc.
David Prudhome, D.D.S.
Morris Transmission
Frazier Homestead