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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.

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.

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.

2015 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Twelve chefs from across the United States traveled to New Orleans to compete for the coveted title of America’s Best Seafood Chef. This year’s Great American Seafood Cook-Off included amazing seafood dishes that pulled inspiration from many cooking styles. From Louisiana Seafood Nachos to A Taste of the Lowcountry to Shrimp Crusted Red Snapper, each chef’s specialty represented his state and culinary background.

The King of Mississippi Seafood

The aroma of shrimp and spices wafts through the crowd of food lovers, creating a rowdy murmur and the occasional sizzle at the Louisiana Restaurant Association's Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO at New Orleans' Morial Convention Center Aug. 8-10. Jazz plays loudly over the sound system as boisterous announcers intermittently make updates about the main attraction: the Great American Seafood Cookoff, Saturday, Aug. 8.

Alaska Chef Named American’s Best Seafood Chef

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne named Alaska chef Beau Schooler the winner of the 2015 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held Aug. 8, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Chef Schooler was named America’s Best Seafood Chef, and he will wear the crown of King of American Seafood, as his and sous chef Travis Hotch’s Nose-To-Tail Sockeye Salmon recipe won over the judges. Coming in second place was chef Adam Evans of Georgia with his Roasted Spear-Caught Lionfish with Sapelo Island Clams.

Watch Chef Gregg Compete in the National Cooking Competition Live-Streamed, Aug. 8

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Chef Bryan Gregg of Escape Montclair will compete in the 12th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday. This event will be streamed live at 11:45 a.m. on August 8. 

Gregg will join twelve chefs from throughout the U.S. as they compete for the highly coveted title of America’s Best Seafood Chef which will take place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

Alaska chef wins 2015 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Alaska chef Beau Schooler won the 2015 Great American Seafood Cook-Off held Saturday (Aug. 8) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Schooler partnered with sous chef Travis Hotch to create a Nose-To-Tail Sockeye Salmon dish. Chef Adam Evans of Georgia finished second with his Roasted Spear-Caught Lionfish with Sapelo Island Clams. Louisiana chef Michael Brewer took third place with his Louisiana Seafood Nachos.

For his efforts, Schooler was literally crowned as the King of American Seafood.

Juneau chefs win national seafood cookoff

Juneau’s Beau Schooler and Travis Hotch on Saturday were crowned kings at the Great American Seafood Cookoff in New Orleans. Schooler, co-owner of The Rookery Café, has won a slew of recent accolades for his innovative cooking. Travis Hotch is the evening sous chef at The Rookery. They’re the first Alaskans to win the award.

South Carolina shut out at Great American Seafood Cook-off

After this weekend’s Great American Seafood Cook-off, South Carolina remains one of the few qualifying states still chasing the annual crown.

This year’s winner, Beau Schooler, hails from Alaska. That leaves South Carolina, Main, New Jersey and Oklahoma as the only participants never to claim victory in the event’s 12-year history.

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announced Alaska chef Beau Schooler as the winner of the 2015 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held Saturday at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announced Alaska chef Beau Schooler as the winner of the 2015 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held Saturday at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Chef Schooler was named America’s Best Seafood Chef, and he will wear the crown of King of American Seafood, as his and sous chef Travis Hotch’s Nose-To-Tail Sockeye Salmon recipe won over the judges. Coming in second place was chef Adam Evans of Georgia with his Roasted Spear-Caught Lionfish with Sapelo Island Clams.

Local and national chefs to compete in two cook-offs this weekend

Chefs from Louisiana and around the country will compete in two cooking competitions this weekend (Aug. 7-8) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge will be held for the first time Friday, as part of the third annual Farm to Table International Conference. The Great American Seafood Cookoff, which will take place for the 12th time, is Saturday.

N.J. seafood chef to battle for 'America's best' title

MONTCLAIR - A township chef will be representing New Jersey in a claws-out contest this weekend that will name America's best seafood chef.

Bryan Gregg, the owner and chef at Escape in Montclair, won his way in to the 12th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off, happening this weekend in Louisiana. Each year, seafood chefs from across the country compete on behalf of their states to see who can dish up the tastiest seafood meal.

Chef to represent La. in Great American Seafood Cook-off

Chef Michael Brewer, of The Sammich restaurant in New Orleans, will represent Louisiana in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Fish House chef represents Fla. at cook-off

TALLAHASSEE – On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Chef Jim Shirley will represent Florida at the 12th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The event, designed to spotlight America's best seafood communities and chefs, is scheduled for Aug. 8.

Barnegat Light Scallops Headed for National Cook-Off

Barnegat Light scallops starred in the winning dish in a statewide seafood cooking contest and will now go national. The 2015 Jersey Seafood Challenge, held at Viking Village dock in Barnegat Light June 25, pitted top chefs from around the state. The contest is coordinated by the N.J. Department of Agriculture and the New Jersey Chapters of the American Culinary Federation.

Birmingham’s Chef George Reis Named Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Champion

Alabama Gulf Seafood is proud to announce that Chef George Reis, owner of Ocean in Birmingham, has been crowned the inaugural Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Champion.

Juneau chef represents Alaska in cook-off

JUNEAU, Alaska — Rookery Chef Beau Schooler has earned some high honors in 2015. On top of being nominated for a James Beard Award earlier this year, he's now been chosen to represent the state of Alaska in a national cooking competition.

The Great American Seafood Cook-Off will be held Aug. 8 in New Orleans. The Louisiana Seafood Marketing Board invites governors to appoint a professional chef to represent their states in an annual competition to highlight sustainable seafood from different U.S. regions.

Today's GASCO Recipe from Our Files: Frank Brigtsen's Marinated Crab Claws

The Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held since 2004, was won by chef John Besh the first year. Chef Tory McPhail won in 2009, and numerous times Louisiana chefs have been in the top three. This year, Aaron Burgau of Patois was third. In 2006, chef Frank Brigsten's "Rebuilt Louisiana Seafood Platter" included many elements, including marinated crab claws served in a cucumber cup with green onion sauce. Read more

Oklahoma team wins national 4-H seafood cook-off contest

A team of young chefs from Oklahoma captured top honors in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off 4-H Edition. The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board held the event on Sunday in New Orleans. The 4-H team of Dusty Dollins and Spencer Riley from Jackson Co., Oklahoma, had the winning recipe of Southwest Okie Catfish.

Chef Larry Delgado to represent Texas at Great American Seafood Cook-off

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are hosting the 11thannual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans. Eighteen chefs from throughout the U.S. will compete for the highly coveted crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.

Landlocked' chef to compete in national seafood competition

Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts instructor Chef Timothy Harris will represent Pennsylvania at the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off, to be held Saturday, at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Eighteen chefs from throughout the United States will compete.

Food notes: Chefs head to New Orleans cook-off

Lucky Fins Seafood Grill chef Mark Ballen will head to New Orleans next week to compete in the Great American Seafood Cook-off on Aug. 2.

It's a gathering of 18 chefs, from mostly coastal states, who will vie for the title of Best Seafood Chef in the country.

Chef David Bancroft, set to represent Alabama in Great American Cook-Off

AUBURN, Alabama -- Chef David Bancroft, ofAuburn's Acre restaurant, will represent the state of Alabama in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off.

The Great American Seafood Cook-Off, which is set for Aug. 2 in New Orleans, is an annual cooking competition that pits numerous states against each other in one of the country's biggest seafood showdowns.

Idaho chef Mark Ballen to compete in Louisiana seafood cook-off

Idaho Business Review

Idaho is more than 500 miles from the nearest ocean, but an Idaho chef will compete in a seafood contest in New Orleans next month.

Mark Ballen, the chef at Lucky Fins Seafood Grill in Boise, will take part in a cooking competition put on by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board August 2.

Chef headed to national cook-off with Utah-raised seafood

The Salt Lake Tribune

When chef Briar Handly competes in the 2014 The Great American Seafood Cook-Off next month, he'll be swimming upstream trying to convince judges that steelhead trout from a landlocked state like Utah is as delicious as Louisiana shrimp, Oregon crab or Alaskan salmon.

He's not afraid of the rough waters ahead.

Auburn chef to represent state in national seafood event

Chef David Bancroft of the restaurant Acre in Auburn has been selected to represent the state of Alabama in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off (GASCO), an annual cooking competition that pits numerous states against each other in one of the country's biggest seafood showdowns. The 11th annual event will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Read more.

Chef Mandy Dixon to represent Alaska at seafood cook-off

FAIRBANKS - Gov. Sean Parnell and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute have chosen chef Mandy Dixon to represent Alaska at the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans on Aug. 2.

A lifelong Alaskan, Dixon is the chef and owner of La Baleine Café, a seaside café on the Homer Spit. She also serves as Within the Wild Adventure Company’s pastry chef.

Baked Alaska competes in the Great American Seafood Cook-off

We’ve got some exciting news for Oregon and the North Coast! Baked Alaska’s Chris Holen will be one of 18 chefs who will compete at the 11th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in Louisiana in August. Christopher Holen is the Executive Chef and Owner of Baked Alaska in Astoria. He grew up outside Anchorage, AK, graduated from The Scottsdale Culinary Institute, and opened Baked Alaska in Astoria in 2000. “I’m so proud to represent my home city of Astoria and the beautiful state of Oregon, competing against a group of America’s most talented chefs,” Holen said.

Chef Mandy Dixon to Compete in ‘Great American Seafood Cook-Off’ in New Orleans

The Lt Governor of the state of Louisiana and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board announced that they are hosting the 11th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off on August 2nd in New Orleans. At the Cook-Off, eighteen chefs from around the country will compete for the highly coveted crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation. Read more.

Homer chef to compete in seafood cook-off

Well-known Homer chef Chef Mandy Dixon will represent Alaska in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in New Orleans. \

Chef Mandy Dixon to Compete in ‘Great American Seafood Cook-Off’ in New Orleans

The Lt Governor of the state of Louisiana and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board announced that they are hosting the 11th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off on August 2nd in New Orleans. At the Cook-Off, eighteen chefs from around the country will compete for the highly coveted crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation. Read more.

Chef headed to national cook-off with Utah-raised seafood Cooking

He’s not the only competitor from a landlocked state.

By Kathy Stephenson| The Salt Lake Tribune

Dardenne, seafood board set cook-off for August

(AP) The best seafood chef in the nation will be crowned Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans when the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off is held.

Utah goes to The Great American Seafood Cookoff

Remember I told you about how Louisiana's Governor Jindal invited Utah Governor Gary Herbert to compete in the Great American Seafood Cookoff?

2014 Great American cook-off announced

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are hosting the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans. Eighteen chefs from throughout the U.S. will compete for the highly coveted crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.

CHEF AARON BURGAU CROWNED KING OF LOUISIANA SEAFOOD

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is announcing Chef Aaron Burgau of Patois in New Orleans as the 2014 King of Louisiana Seafood. Burgau was crowned today at the seventh annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. His dish of Crawfish and Pappardelle Pasta with Ramp Greens Purée and Uni Butter captivated the judges and won him the title.

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