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King of Seafood crowned at Louisiana Seafood Cookoff

Posted at 9:20 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 00:19:29-04

14 chefs competed Tuesday for the title of King or Queen of Seafood and a new ruler has been crowned.

After an evening of competition, Chef Nathan Richard was crowned King of Seafood. He represented Cavan Restaurant & Bar in New Orleans. More on Richard can be found here.

Chef Richard prepared Crawfish and Goat Cheese King Cake with cream cheese pepper jelly, crab fat, sugar, and Cajun Caviar. He beat 13 of the state’s best seafood chefs by showcasing his creativity and highlighting the superior quality of the seafood that comes from Louisiana’s shorelines and vast waterways, according to a release.

Chef Devan Giddix of Bourbon House in New Orleans was named second place winner, while third place went to Chef Justin Componation of Parish Restaurant & Bar in Monroe.

Video of the crowning is below:

Richard will have the honor of representing Louisiana at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off taking place in New Orleans on August 3.

Last year, Blue Dog Cafe Executive Chef Ryan Trahan was crowned King of Louisiana Seafood.

Along with the event, EatLafayette will kick off with a Taste of EatLafayette event. The tasting event offers a chance to sample the cuisine from some of the restaurants participating in EatLafayette.

Monday, members of the food industry were given a tour of local facilities including rice, cattle, and crawfish farms in conjunction with the South Louisiana Food Summit. Presentations continued today. Read more here.