The purpose of Rayzur’s 8th Annual Best Batch Crawfish Cook-Off is to provide an entertaining event for all to enjoy and a good-natured competition for those in the community who wish to prove and settle that age old debate once and for all… WHO CAN COOK THE BEST BOILED CRAWFISH?

In addition, this is a fundraiser! A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit a local charity.

General Infromation

Rayzur’s Best Batch Crawfish Cook-Off, Inc. is a Texas non-profit corporation that has been created to raise and distribute funds for charitable and educational purposes in Brazoria County, Texas.  Each year we host our signature event:  Rayzur’s Best Batch Crawfish Cook-Off, a two-day event held at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds.


President/Treasurer – David Castillo,

Vice President/Secretary – Jessica Havilan

Public Relations – Lori Mobley

Multimedia – Jamie Mata

Head Competition Judge – Eric Moore


To serve as a resource for philanthropy dedicated to helping families and individuals who are experiencing hardship in Brazoria County, Texas.


A passionate debate amongst a group of friends over who could cook the best crawfish.  Naturally, everyone all thought they could cook the better crawfish. The debate went around in circles for quite some time.  Finally, David “Rayzur” Castillo suggested that everybody quit talking about who could cook the best crawfish and actually have a competition. Originally it was only supposed to be about 4 or 5 teams in a friend’s backyard, and then the word got out.  Soon after, interest snowballed from numerous teams and sponsors and consequently we had to move the competition to a bigger venue.  In the meantime, while all this was transpiring a friend of ours who had been paralyzed from the waist down in an accident was raising funds to attend a rehabilitation center in Atlanta.  A light bulb went off.  This would be a great opportunity to raise money to help send our friend off to the rehabilitation center, thus Rayzur’s Best Batch Crawfish Cook-Off was born!