Monday June 22, 2009
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association) present the Fifth Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off Aug July 18-19 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center within the Louisiana Foodservice EXPO and the Gulf Coast Seafood Pavilion. The annual two-day contest provides chefs a tense, one-hour slot in which to prepare their best seafood dish for a panel of persnickety industry judges. A show about the contest will be aired on the Food Network later this year.
One of America’s most prestigious culinary competitions, one chef and one state will walk away with the title of King of American Seafood. Governor Jindal issued the challenge for states to send us their best chef and most delicious domestic sustainable seafood. Just by making it to the big show, fourteen chefs have already proven their merit.