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Wanted: Louisiana seafood chefs for cook-off competition

February 24, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is on the hunt for the state’s best seafood chefs.

Nungesser, the state’s top tourism official, and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are searching for chefs to compete in the annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.

This year’s event will be held June 18 in Lafayette. Chefs from around the state who are interested in participating must apply by April 12.

Fourteen competition spots are available.

Entrants must be an executive chef for a free-standing Louisiana restaurant that is a member of the Louisiana Restaurant Association. Further details and information on previous cook-offs is online at www.LouisianaSeafood.com .

The winner will represent the state at multiple events, including the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans on Aug. 3.

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