Abbeville is fortunate to have comedy cooking celebrity, Chef Scott Landry from Lake Charles, La. who will put on a four -minute homemade ice cream cooking demonstration and sundae-making contest for kids, complete with laughs for the entire family at the first-ever Cake and Ice Cream Festival held in Magdalen Square.
Saturday, June 27, Chef Landry will be ‘cutting up’ and ‘chillin’ with 20 kids, three times throughout the day at the Cake and Ice Cream Festival, starting at 11 a.m. Participation is free for kids and participants will get to taste and enjoy their creations, all while watching the pro razzle, dazzle and frazzle while telling his famous jokes.
“I played on the high school football team. I was the fourth team quarterback. The first quarterback went out, got hurt, so they sent in the second team quarterback. Second quarterback goes out, gets hurt, so they send out the third quarterback. Third quarterback goes out, gets hurt, so the crowd starts chanting ‘We Want Landry! We Want Landry! Coach says, ‘Well, Landry, go out in the stadiums and see what they want!”
Landry said his family oriented humor has been a crowd pleaser for all types of people around the world. “I’ve done shows in 42 states nd seven foreign countries,” he said. He’s performed for three presidents and a host of musicians from Reba McEntire to Travis Tritt.
Chef Landry said he performs his Comedy Dinner Show 360 times per year at home shows, fairs and festivals throughout the country and he is excited to come to Abbeville for the first time next Saturday.
“Abbeville seems like a neat little place and this seems like an interesting festival,” Landry said.
Be sure to take the kids to learn how to make ice cream with Chef Scott Landry at one of three shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. at the Cake and Ice Cream Festival in Abbeville.
Be sure to get there early as it is free to participate and free to sample all of the cake and ice cream contest entries, as long as supplies last! The festival starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m.
The festival will feature several ice cream and cake contest categories, so there is sure to be something for even the most refined or finicky of palates.
There will also be food vendors, t-shirts for sale, as well as games, entertainment and activities for the kids. The Abbeville Police Department and Fire Departments will be on the scene providing information about keeping your children safe.
It is free to enter in the homemade ice cream and/or cake contests, but ice cream must be made at the festival. Call Councilman Francis Plaisance at 652-0646 or 893-8550 for more information about how to compete in this exciting new festival.