Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

August 2016

Chef Alex Eaton Crowned King at Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Alex Eaton, executive chef of Manship Wood Fired Kitchen in Jackson, Miss., who honed his cooking skills at several New Orleans restaurants, won the crown Saturday (Aug. 6) at the 13th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The daylong cookoff, which included a timed cooking competition between 11 U.S. chefs, was held during the Louisiana Food Service and Hospitality Expo, where companies promote products and services for restaurant owners and operators. The expo continues through Monday at the convention center.

13th Annual Great American Seafood Cookoff Held in New Orleans

New Orleans (KPLC)

Chefs from 11 states gathered in New Orleans this weekend for a little competition in the kitchen.

Each year, chefs from throughout the country serve up their best dish before a live audience - representing their state and their home seafood.

Chef Alex Eaton of The Manship from Jackson Mississippi was crowned the 2016-2017 King of American Seafood Saturday.

"I actually spent some time cooking in New Orleans so I had to do a shoutout with a BBQ shrimp in the middle," said Eaton.

Sitka Chef Competes for National Seafood Crown

A Sitka chef has been chosen to compete in the 2016 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. On Saturday (08-06-16), Collette Nelson will battle chefs from across the country in front of a live TV audience in New Orleans. She is the owner and executive chef of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Ludvig’s Bistro in Sitka.

The competition begins at 11:30 a.m on Saturday, August 6th. You can watch it live here: https://www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanSeafoodCookOff/

Representing Florida Seafood on National Stage

From Pensacola News Journal

When you think about Florida and the vast culinary scene, you can't help but think about the beautiful bounties we are fortunate to have from our coastal waters. Seafood is big business in Florida, and with so many species to think about, it's hard to pick a favorite. So how does one go about selecting a seafood species to enter into the greatest seafood cooking competition in America?

Myrtle Beach Chef Reaches Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans

From Myrtle Beach Online

By Steve Palisin

Nick Huckabee sees the honor of competing in the 13th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off as another way to give Grand Strand chefs more recognition for their role in this area’s culinary, tourism and hospitality industries.

Chef Blake Phillips Talks Upcoming Competition

From Myarklamiss.com

MONROE, La. --

Chef Blake Phillips will be participating in the Great American Seafood Cookoff coming up this weekend!

He will go head to head with eleven other chefs to claim the title.

We will have more tonight on KTVE NBC10 News at 5 and 6, and KARD Fox 14 news at 5:30.

Olympics Of Seafood Cooking To Take Place At The Great American Seafood Cook-Off In New Orleans Aug. 6

From PerishableNews.com

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board will welcome chefs from across the country to the nation’s ultimate seafood cooking competition at the 2016 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, to be held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center on Aug. 6, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., in front of a live audience.

Local Chef to Compete in the 2016 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

From myarklamiss.com

By Kayla Lusby

MONROE, La.--

Chef Blake Phillips is cooking up a tasty dish for this year's competition, The Great American Seafood Cook-Off.

However, he already holds the title, King of Louisiana Seafood 2016.

Phillips is the executive chef at Sage, a restaurant in Monroe known for their farm-fresh, sensational seafood, and New Orleans styled- food.

Chef Logen Crew Represents Utah in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off

From Deseret News

By Maren McInnes

Born and raised in Cottonwood Heights, Logen Crew knew as a child he wanted to be a chef, and for the last 11 years, that’s what he’s been doing.

“If I wasn’t a chef, I don’t know what I’d be doing,” he said.

Bahr to Host Great American Seafood Cook-Off

From The News Star

Cory Bahr will host the Great American Seafood Cook-Off for his fifth year in row Saturday in New Orleans.

Monroe will be well represented at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off as Bahr is emceeing the event and Blake Phillips of Restaurant Sage, the reigning King of Louisiana Seafood, competes for the title of King of American Seafood

Monroe, Louisiana Chef Blake Phillips to Vie for Title in Great American Seafood Cook-Off

On Saturday, August 6, eleven chefs from across the country will compete for the coveted title of America’s Best Seafood Chef.  The 2016 Great American Seafood Cook Off will take place at New Orleans’ Ernest Morial Convention Center.

Louisiana Chef to Compete for National Title

On Saturday, August 6, eleven chefs from across the country will compete for the coveted title of America’s Best Seafood Chef.  The 2016 Great American Seafood Cook Off will take place at New Orleans’ Ernest Morial Convention Center.