From Celeste Podojil (former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader) - Tony Chachere’s Tailgating Cookoff!!

Here's a "Cheer Out" to Alumni Cheerleaders member Celeste Podojil (former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader)!! Celeste is an AWESOME chef, and while on the squad began to host her very own cooking show. Gridiron Gourmet was created by Celeste as a way to showcase her two loves, food and football. Please check out site too at 


Check out the fun Tailgating Cookoff contest and details below Celeste provided with Tony Chachere's seasonings.  There has been some great salmon and chicken in my home made with this seasoning.  Don't wait!!


Tony Chachere’s Tailgating Cookoff

Summer is here and that means college football season is right around the corner.  Football means tailgating and Tony Chachere’s Tailgating Cook-off is back for its 2nd year!  Celeste will once again represent some amazing home chefs and tailgaters as she prepares 12 recipes each week in a kind of “American Idol  like” recipe contest. 

 So….grab your apron, spatula, some pork butt and a shaker of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and let’s get to tailgating!

Please submit your favorite SEC inspired recipe featuring Tony Chachere’s by June 15th for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including an American Express Gift Card, A Big Green Egg, A Private Cooking Trailer Event for 25, Tony’s products, bragging rights that your SEC team is champion of the Tailgate and tons more!  

All recipes need two things……

1.     Tony Chachere’s in the ingredients  (how easy it that)

2.     An SEC team to represent (I know, hard for an FSU fan to enter this contest)


So, think Rebel Pineapple and Red Pepper Shrimp Kabobs with a kick after a sprinkle of Tony’s. 

Sic ‘em Stacked Flank Steak Salad:  Flank steak marinated with Tony’s Injectable Creole Style Butter Marinade, grilled and sliced then stacked with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and a sweet and spicy balsamic glaze with sugar and Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning.

Hungry….inspired….keep reading!

 Celeste will cook each of the 12 final recipes, one from each SEC team, to air during SportsNite on Comcast Sports South, August to November 2011.  Lastly, fans will vote for their favorite recipe or team to crown a winner of the Tony Chachere’s Tailgating Cookoff.   

Think you have the winning recipe…click the link, learn more & submit today!

Prizes just for submitting a recipe!



Just by submitting your Recipe, you'll be entered to win:

1) an American Express Gift card valued at $250.00 

2) special tailgating with Tony Chachere’s

3) 4 tickets to a college football game selected by our Sponsor!

Once submitted, if your Recipe makes it to our final stages, you could win a GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDING:

1) A Large Big Green Egg

2) 250 $ Wal-Mart Gift Card

3) Private Cooking Trailer Event for 25

4) 250 Watt "Cruzin Cooler"

5) Pop-up Tent

6) Green Hammaka Cradle Chairs with Trailer Hitch

7) Much More!

Second and Third Place get awesome prize packs too! 

Check out the list below for the full List of Prizes:

Grand Prize winner will receive the following prizes: Private Cooking Trailer event for 25,  White 250watt  “Cruzin Cooler”, $250 Walmart gift card, Pop-Up Tent, Sam’s, 4 Camp Chairs with built-in chest, SkyMall, Green Hammaka cradle chairs with trailer hitch, Sam’s, $200 worth of Tony’s products, 16 qt Seasoned Cast Iron Camp Pot , Large Big Green Egg w/accessories, Marinade Kit, Mr. Tony’s Favorite’s, and Ole Master’s Gift Set.

Second Place Winner will receive the following prizes: Large Super Soft Cooler + Embroidery, $100 Walmart gift card, 2 Camp Chairs with built-in ice chest, $75 worth of Tony’s products, 16 qt Seasoned Cast Iron Camp Pot, Large Big Green Egg w/accessories, Gumbo Kit, Marinade Kit, Mr. Tony’s Favorite’s, Ole Master’s Gift Set, 4 koozies, T-shirt, 2 lanyards, Case of 17 oz. Original Seasoning, Case of 14 oz More Spice Seasoning, Cajun Country Cookbook.   

 Third Place Winner will receive the following prizes: Small Super Soft Cooler, 16 qt Seasoned Cast Iron Camp Pot, Large Big Green Egg w/accessories, Marinade Kit, Mr. Tony’s Favorites, 4 koozies, T-shirt, 2 lanyards, Case of 17 oz. Original Seasoning, Case of 14 oz More Spice Seasoning, Cajun Country Cookbook.

 Each of the twelve finalists will receive prize packs.  Please see the official rules in the sidebar for full details, restrictions and official contest requirements.

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