Chef Alex Eaton of The Manship in Jackson, MS crowned 2016 King of American Seafood


Each year, chefs from throughout the country are given the chance to represent their states and their home seafood in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. Started by The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in 2004, the Cook-Off promotes domestic, sustainable seafood. Chefs cook before a live audience and present their dishes to a notable panel of six national judges who score based on presentation, creativity, composition, craftsmanship, flavor and more. Featuring a parade, entertaining hosts and renowned chefs, it’s a don’t-miss event.

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Chef Alex Eaton crowned king at Great American Seafood Cookoff

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.

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