Call for Chefs: Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off seeks contestants
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser invites chefs to participate in the 9th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This premier cooking competition, presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
Ten chefs will compete for the title of King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood. Past winners include Borgne chef Brian Landry (2008); Commander’s Palace chef Tory McPhail (2009); Restaurant R’evolution chef Chris Lusk (2010); Cotton chef Cory Bahr (2011); Lola chef Keith Fentz (2012); Hot Tails and Sac-a-Lait chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll (2013); Patois chef Aaron Burgau (2014), and reigning King chef Michael Brewer of Mannings.
The winner will have the prestigious opportunity to represent Louisiana in a variety of events in the coming year.
Here are the details:
Entrants must be an executive chef for an acclaimed free standing Louisiana restaurant. Restaurants associated with a luxury country club, resort or hotel are also eligible.
Restaurants must be a member of the Louisiana Restaurant Association.
Institutional chefs (i.e., food service distributors, hospitals, culinary school instructors, caterers or corporate chefs for chains having 10 or more restaurants) are not eligible.
Each chef will be responsible for plating up to five entrées for judges with Louisiana seafood as the main protein.
Each chef is responsible for his or her own travel and ingredients costs. Those traveling from more than 100 miles away may be eligible for a $100 travel stipend.
There are 10 spots available and entry forms will be accepted until Friday, March 25, 2016.
Entries are considered in the order which they are received until all 10 spots are filled by eligible participants.
Contestants will be notified of their eligibility by Friday, April 1, 2016.
Download the form here, and return to Jordan Buras at the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25, 2016.