BATON ROUGE (News Release) - Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off this weekend, on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The ninth annual cook-off will showcase the talent of eleven chefs from various cities across the state of Louisiana, each vying for the title of King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood.
The chefs are ready to take the stage at the prestigious competition, held at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) in the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.
LASCO is an opportunity for the culinary scene in Louisiana to pause and appreciate the bountiful supply of superior Louisiana seafood. The state’s nutrient-rich estuaries and 7,721 miles of shoreline provide Louisiana chefs, and consumers, with more 8 million pounds of seafood, annually.
This year’s competitors are:
Chef Bradley Andries, Sac-a-lait (New Orleans)
Chef Brian Bajon, Barcadia (New Orleans)
Chef Lyle Broussard, Jack Daniel’s Bar and Grill (Lake Charles)
Chef Ryan Gaudet, Spahr’s Seafood (Des Allemands)
Chef Celeste Gill, Cooking Up Louisiana Treasure (Baton Rouge)
Chef Frederick Ngo, Jimmy’s Seafood & Steak (Bossier City)
Chef Blake Phillips, Restaurant Sage (Monroe)
Chef Mark Quitney, Roux Bistro (New Orleans)
Chef Nathan Richard, Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails (New Orleans)
Chef Amy Sins, Langlois (New Orleans)