On Tuesday, June 27, the Louisiana Seafood Cook-off was held at the the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles featuring chefs from around the state competing in a cookoff using Louisiana seafood.
The event was put on by Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing board which promotes shrimp, crab, crawfish, oysters, finfish and alligator. As the nation’s second-largest seafood supplier, Louisiana provides an incredible array of superior-quality seafood to restaurants and homes across the country.
As a state, Louisiana produces more than 850 million pounds of seafood each year and is the second largest seafood producer and largest commercial fishery in the contiguous U.S. In addition, Louisiana’s seafood industry is one of the state’s largest employers and also plays a major role in tourism by connectiong food-lovers with the delicious products that come straight from the Gulf of Mexico.
Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board supports this industry with programs that encourage the use of Louisiana seafood by consumers and commercial interests.
The new King of Louisiana Seafood is Chef Owen Hohl of Hot Tails restaurat in New Roads and Prairieville. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser was in attendance and presented the honor.