On Friday, the selection of chefs for the 2019 Louisiana Seafood Seafood Cook-Off were announced.
The list has a few more chefs on the list than in previous years. 14 professionals chefs will face off against each other for the title of King or Queen of Seafood.
Chef Ryan Trahan of Blue Dog Café was awarded “King of Louisiana Seafood” in 2018 before vying for, and winning “King of American Seafood” at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off held in New Orleans last August.
This year’s competing chefs are:
- Justin Componation; Parish Restaurant & Bar; Monroe, LA
- Jeremy Conner; Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant; Lafayette, LA
- Wayne Cooper; The Panini Bistro; Hammond, LA
- Willie Gaspard; Cypress Bayou Casino & Hotel; Charenton, LA
- Devan Giddix; Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House; New Orleans, LA
- Marc Krampe; Social Southern Table & Bar; Lafayette, LA
- Johnnie Landry; The Little Big Cup; Arnaudville, LA
- Brody Leblanc; Borgne; New Orleans, LA
- Larry Manheimer; Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; Lake Charles, LA
- Jerry Mixon; Café Amelie; New Orleans, LA
- Chris Motto; Mansurs on the Boulevard; Baton Rouge, LA
- Nathan Richard; Cavan Restaurant & Bar; New Orleans, LA
- Quintin Scrantz; Prejean’s Restaurant; Lafayette, LA
- Amy Sins; Langlois; New Orleans, LA
This year’s competition will be held Tuesday, June 18, at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. LASCO is partnering with EatLafayette which hosts dozens of local restaurants inside the Cajundome Center alongside LASCO’s live cooking competition.
The winner of LASCO will represent Louisiana at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off (GASCO) in New Orleans on Saturday, August 3, at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.
Tickets will go on sale soon and can be purchased online. For more information and to purchase your ticket to the 2019 Louisiana Seafood Cook-off and the Taste of EatLafayette when they go on sale, visit Louisiana Seafood Cook-off Tickets or EatLafayette/events. One ticket will get you into both events.