Assistant District Attorney Jerry Smith joined other members of his competition barbecue team, “Swineaux,” and cooked food on Monday (Aug. 22) for people affected by the floods in the Baton Rouge / River Parishes area. They set up in the parking lot of the Fellowship Church on Highway 61 in Gonzales. While the group had no affiliation with the church, it was a great location because of the high need and visibility in the area.
The group began cooking at about 8 a.m. and serving around 12:30 p.m. By 4 p.m., about 400 plates of food had been served, including:
• 100 lbs. of smoked chicken
• 250 smoked cheeseburgers
• 20 gallons of gumbo
• 6 gallons of jambalaya
• 4 gallons of our special “Horsey” slaw
• 400 home-made cookies
• 8 sliced watermelons
Many people came and got 10, 20, 30, 50 plates and took them into the neighborhoods, where people were working. Everyone was very appreciative and the team enjoyed helping them out and spreading their chef’s great food. Thanks to D.A. Warren Montgomery for encouraging his employees to help those who helped our area so much in the wake of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago!