Louisiana Seafood Cook Off Turns Up the Heat
Who will be the next King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood?
Like other states across the United States, the Louisiana Seafood Cook Off was created as a way to qualify a Louisiana chef for the Great American Seafood Cook Off. Each year, the Seafood Board issues the challenge through the Louisiana Restaurant Association.
The Louisiana Seafood Cook Off has become a staple event at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) as a way to showcase Louisiana’s best chefs and our seafood.
King or Queen?
The winner is crowned King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood (sometimes both – see photo above) and becomes the spokesperson for the Governor and the state championing Louisiana Seafood traveling across the United States to marque events like the Aspen Food and Wine Festival, the National Restaurant Show in Chicago to DC Mardi Gras.
Three Seafood KINGS Travel to the Aspen Food & Wine Festival:
Chef John Besh (Great American Seafood Cook Off King), and Chefs Brian Landry and Cory Bahr – Louisiana Seafood Kings
The Louisiana Seafood Chefs are the genesis for Mission Chefs