Call for entries third annual cornbread cook-off set Feb. 22



ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell will be host to the third annual Cornbread Cook-Off as part of Roswell Roots: A Festival of Black History and Culture Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Child Development Association in Roswell. Professional and amateur cooks are invited to join in for this fun and free competition.

Participants can register for the event through Feb. 19 at Space is limited and participants will be accepted on a first-come basis.

“The Cornbread Cook-Off has become a tradition in the Roots festival,” said Historic and Cultural Affairs Manager Morgan Timmis. “We look forward every year to seeing which cornbread will win the hearts of the judges and the general public.”

Each entrant is asked to fully prepare approximately four 9-by-13-inch baking sheets of cornbread for tasting. There will be a panel of professional judges as well as a People’s Choice Award.

There is no entry fee, and prizes will be awarded for first and second place in both the professional and amateur categories in addition to the People’s Choice.

Last year, the Professional and People’s Choice Award went to Oak Street Café for Joe’s Pioneer Cornbread with Tomato Bacon Jam.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to sample all the cornbread and place their vote for the People’s Choice Award.

The Child Development Association is at 89 Grove Way, Roswell. For a full listing of Roswell Roots events, visit

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