Lt. Governor Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are calling all chefs

Release Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Dear Chefs and Restaurateurs,


            It’s that time of year again! The 2018 Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off will take place in Lafayette, June 19 in conjunction with the Eat Lafayette kick-off.  This will be a fantastic opportunity for chefs from across the state to compete before 2,000 attendees for the title “King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood.”


            This is the eleventh year for the state’s premier cooking competition which is presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association.  The event will take place at the Cajundome Convention Center starting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.  There is room for twelve (12) chefs to compete for the title of King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood which allows them to join the ranks of a prestigious list of former winners including chefs: Bonnie Breaux, Brian Landry, Tory McPhail, Chris Lusk, Aaron Burgau, Michael Brewer and Cody and Samantha Carroll. 


            All regions of the state are encouraged to have chefs complete the attached entry form for the chance to represent their area in Lafayette.  The winner will have the opportunity to represent Louisiana at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August, which is held in conjunction with the Louisiana Restaurant Association EXPO, and a variety of events during their reign and beyond. 


            We look forward to welcoming you at the 11th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off in Lafayette!


For any questions about the competition, please contact the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board at 225.342.0552 or

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Louisiana Seafood Promotion &
Marketing Board
1051 North Third Street, 3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, La. 70802
Call: 225.342.0552