The Great American Seafood Cook-Off has become the most prestigious culinary seafood competition and has featured many ‘rising stars’ and celebrity chefs over the years including Paula Deen, John Besh, Tory McPhail and Dean Max.
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130
It all takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as part of the Louisiana Restaurant Associations Food Service Expo.
The event emphasizes the importance of cooking with domestic seafood and encourages the use of products from sustainable fisheries. The cook-off started over eight years ago when the Louisiana Seafood Board along with major sponsor NOAA decided that they wanted to have a competition among chefs using domestic sustainable seafood from their respective states. They thought New Orleans was the perfect place to host it and boy were they right!
The Great American Seafood Cook Off will take place on Saturday, August 11th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans during the Louisiana Foodservice Expo. The Cook-Off is open to the public and tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Participating chefs will create unique dishes with domestic seafood, and utilize fish that’s native to their home state.
For more information visit greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com.