Since 1981, there has been a "Cracklin Cooking Contest" to name the "Cracklin Cooking Champion". This champion represents Sorrento at various functions throughout the year. In 1987, a "Champion of Champions Cooking Contest" began. This contest has former Cracklin Cooking Champions competing against each other for the prestigious title. In 1995, a "Jambalaya Cooking Contest" began and the "Jambalaya Champion of Champions" followed a few years later.