Recently named one of the “Best Chefs of Louisiana” by the ACF, Mission Chef Nathan Richard of Kingfish will compete at the Louisiana Seafood Cook Off.
The ninth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, will host Mission Chef Nathan Richard along with 10 other chefs from across Louisiana to compete on Saturday (May 28) during the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience‘s Grand Tasting at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center. Buy tickets here.
Each chef will vie to be named King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood.
Here’s the 2016 line up:
Bradley Andries of Sac-a-lait – New Orleans
Brian Bajon of Barcadia – New Orleans
Lyle Broussard of Jack Daniel’s Bar and Grill – Lake Charles
Ryan Gaudet of Spahr’s Seafood – Des Allemands
Celeste Gill of Cooking Up Louisiana Treasure – Baton Rouge
Frederick Ngo of Jimmy’s Seafood & Steak – Bossier City
Blake Phillips of Restaurant Sage – Monroe
Mark Quitney of Roux Bistro- New Orleans
Nathan Richard of Kingfish- New Orleans
Amy Sins of Langlois – New Orleans
Scott Varnedoe of Restaurant IPO – Baton Rouge.
Chef Jeff Henderson, host of “Flip My Food,” and 2011 King of Louisiana Seafood Chef Cory Bahr of Monroe will serve as masters of ceremony. Last year’s King of Louisiana Seafood, Chef Michael Brewer, will be on deck to crown this year’s winner.
King or Queen?
The winner of Saturday’s contest will be named King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood. Not only with that chef become the spokesperson for Louisiana traveling the country, he or she will represent Louisiana at the most prestigious seafood competition in the US – the Great American Seafood Cook-Off set for Aug. 6, during the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Food Service and Hospitality Expo. The 70th annual expo runs through Aug. 8 at the convention center.
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