Mission Chef Nathan Richard of Kingfish to compete in the Louisiana Seafood Cook Off

Mission Chef Nathan Richard to compete at the Louisiana Seafood Cook Off - will he take the crown for King of Louisiana Seafood?

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.

Mission Chefs, Trent Verges and Mission Chef Nathan Richard from Kingfish Restaurant in the French Quarter

Trent Verges with Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts and Mission Chef Nathan Richard from Kingfish Restaurant in the French Quarter serve the homeless at the New Orleans Mission for Christmas

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.

Chef Jeff Henderson of Flip My Food Louisiana Seafood Cook Off

Chef Jeff Henderson of Flip My Food – Emcee

2009 Louisiana Seafood King Chef Cory Bahr of Cotton

2011 Louisiana Seafood King Chef Cory Bahr of Cotton -Emcee

2015 King of Louisiana Seafood Michael Brewer on deck to crown winner

2015 King of Louisiana Seafood Michael Brewer on deck to crown King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood

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.

Buy tickets to NOWFE to the the Louisiana Seafood Cook Off.

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