New Date! The Red Gravy Cook-Off Makes a Savory Return

After a pause that left many yearning for its delightful aromas and communal vibrance, the much-loved Red Gravy Cook-Off is making a triumphant return, stirring excitement among food enthusiasts and community members alike. Organized by the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, this cherished event promises to rekindle the spirit of community and culinary excellence that has been its hallmark.

A Festive Gathering for All Ages

Scheduled to take place at the Saints Neumann and Goretti High School, located at 1736 S 10th St in Philadelphia, the event is set on October 20th from 4-6pm on a day poised to be marked by laughter, joy, and of course, delicious food. The venue will transform into a vibrant space where attendees can enjoy not just the competition but also music, toys for the little ones, a 50/50 raffle, and fantastic prizes for the best gravy creators. Buy your tickets at!

A Culinary Competition with Heart

The Red Gravy Cook-Off is not just about tasting; it’s a heartfelt competition that brings neighbors together, showcasing their best sauces. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to try a variety of homemade gravies, sharing stories and recipes, before sitting down to a pasta dinner topped with their gravy of choice. It’s a celebration of culinary diversity and community bonding, where every sauce tells a story of tradition, innovation, and passion.

Be Part of the Tradition

Whether you’re a seasoned chef of Italian cuisine or an enthusiastic foodie with a special recipe to share, the Red Gravy Cook-Off invites you to be a contestant in this year’s event. Registration is now open at, where aspiring gravy maestros can sign up to showcase their signature sauces.

For those looking to contribute beyond the competition, volunteer opportunities are available, offering a chance to be an integral part of making the event a success. Sign up to help at, or bring a dessert to share with fellow attendees at Your participation will help create a warm, welcoming atmosphere that celebrates the very essence of community.

A Warm Welcome Back

The return of the Red Gravy Cook-Off is more than just an event; it’s a renewal of tradition, a celebration of community, and a testament to the enduring love of good food that binds us all. We are excited to welcome back old friends and new faces to share in the joy and taste of this wonderful gathering. So mark your calendars, prepare your appetites, and join us in making the return of the Red Gravy Cook-Off a memorable and delicious experience for all.

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