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Louisiana Seafood News

July 2014

Chef Larry Delgado to represent Texas at Great American Seafood Cook-off

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are hosting the 11thannual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans. Eighteen chefs from throughout the U.S. will compete for the highly coveted crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.

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Landlocked Chef to Compete in National Seafood Competition

Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts instructor Chef Timothy Harris will represent Pennsylvania at the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off, to be held Saturday, at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Eighteen chefs from throughout the United States will compete.

Food Notes: Chefs Head to New Orleans Cook-Off

Lucky Fins Seafood Grill chef Mark Ballen will head to New Orleans next week to compete in the Great American Seafood Cook-off on Aug. 2.

It's a gathering of 18 chefs, from mostly coastal states, who will vie for the title of Best Seafood Chef in the country.

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Idaho Chef Mark Ballen to Compete in Louisiana seafood cook-off

Idaho Business Review

Idaho is more than 500 miles from the nearest ocean, but an Idaho chef will compete in a seafood contest in New Orleans next month.

Mark Ballen, the chef at Lucky Fins Seafood Grill in Boise, will take part in a cooking competition put on by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board August 2.

Chef Headed to National Cook-Off with Utah-Raised Seafood

The Salt Lake Tribune

When chef Briar Handly competes in the 2014 The Great American Seafood Cook-Off next month, he'll be swimming upstream trying to convince judges that steelhead trout from a landlocked state like Utah is as delicious as Louisiana shrimp, Oregon crab or Alaskan salmon.

He's not afraid of the rough waters ahead.

"It's a misnomer that you can't get fresh fish in Utah," said Handly, who recently left Talisker on Main to work on opening his own Park City restaurant, called Handle. "I can get just as fresh a fish as anyone."

Chef Mandy Dixon to Represent Alaska at Seafood Cook-Off

FAIRBANKS - Gov. Sean Parnell and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute have chosen chef Mandy Dixon to represent Alaska at the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans on Aug. 2.

A lifelong Alaskan, Dixon is the chef and owner of La Baleine Café, a seaside café on the Homer Spit. She also serves as Within the Wild Adventure Company’s pastry chef.