Since an early age I've considered myself multi-lingual in that I speak English and Jambalaya. Truth be known I speak some boudin, gumbo and, I'm very fluent in King Cake as well.

And they'll be speaking my language Monday, 12 November at the Jambalaya Jackpot Cook-off at the Isle of Capri in Lake Charles.

The public at-large is invited and wrist bands will be $5 for samples and kids five and under free. The wristband gets you a sample from each of the four competitors. Can I get a wristband for each arm?

Some of the top name competitors include Chefs Thomas Mango, Lyle Broussard, Stephen Coblentz and Amanda and Brett Stutes. If you've ever taken a bite of food in some of our largest casinos to smallest mom and pop kitchen diners and thought it was delicious, then you'll love what they're cooking up, these are all locally celebrated chefs.

Judges will come forth at 3:45 for the official tastings and award prizes for People's Choice and Judge's Choice at 6.

Understand, these are not only local people, but highly trained hard working day-to-day professional chefs, I can't wait to taste what they're creating, it'll be hard to judge the best that's for sure.

The ticket booths will be in the north parking lot at the Isle, and open as of 3:30 pm and all proceeds go to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana.

The cook-off is being held in conjunction with the Bayou Renegade Rally this weekend and please click here if you'd like more information.