Congratulations are in order because Lieutenant
Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana
Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board have crowned this year's King of
The virtual event featured 10 culinary chefs from throughout Louisiana, with each competing chef's recorded cooking demonstrations provided to judges to determine this year's winner. The chefs were given 30 minutes to complete their seafood dish and showcase their techniques to viewers. As the chefs prepared their dishes, they also provided instructions on how viewers could prepare those same dishes at their own homes. Their dishes showcased a variety of delicious seafood choices, such as fish, crab, shrimp, and even alligator. Through Louisiana Seafood's Facebook page, viewers were also able to pick a "People's Choice" winner by voting by sharing their favorite chef's recorded cooking demonstration. The Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off's 2020 "People's Choice" winner was Chef Devan Giddix, of Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House in New Orleans.
If you missed the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, it is available to watch on the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board's Facebook page at facebook.com/LouisianaSeafood. At the end of the event, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser emphasized the importance of supporting local restaurants and the hospitality industry, which continues to be in desperate need as the pandemic drags on. Celebrate Vasquez's victory today by supporting your favorite local restaurant and enjoying the tasty Louisiana seafood you know and love.