The 14th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off will kick off on August 5th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Every year, chefs from throughout the country gather at this event to represent their states at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. Chefs will perform in front of a live audience and present their dishes to a panel of judges, who will score based on presentation, creativity, composition, craftsmanship, flavor, and more.
Representing Mississippi is Gulfport's own Chef David Dickensauge. He serves as the executive chef for Bin 77 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and as co-owner and executive chef for Corks & Cleaver in Gulfport, Mississippi. Dickensauge was recognized in 2015 as a Best New Chef in Louisiana and as Best New Chef in 225 Magazine. He has also competed at several competitions throughout the South, specifically taking home honors from the Louisiana Seafood Competition.
Started by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in 2004, the cook-off promotes domestic and sustainable seafood. Featuring a parade, entertaining hosts, and renowned chefs, this a can't-miss event. Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds benefit Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation.