A dozen chefs from across the state competed Tuesday evening in hopes of being crowned king or queen of Louisiana seafood.
Chef Ryan Trahan of Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette took home the title. As Louisiana Seafood King, he will represent Louisiana at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off Aug. 4 in New Orleans.
The 11th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off took place at the Cajundome Convention Center in conjunction with the kick-off event for the 14th annual Eat Lafayette dining campaign.
Other chefs who competed during the live cooking event include:
- Joshua Hebert of The Cabin Restaurant in Gonzales (runner up)
- Paul Gibson of Pont Breaux’s Cajun Restaurant in Breaux Bridge (second runner up)
- Scott McCue of Cypress Bayou Casino and Hotel in Charenton
- Kris Allen of Pamplona Tapas Bar in Lafayette
- Justin East of Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles
- Paige Lucas of Pork Belly’s Bar and Grill in Marksville
- Nick Simmons of Wine Country Bistro in Shreveport
- Anthony Felan of Fat Calf Boucherie in Shreveport
- Justin Ferguson of BRQ Restaurant in Baton Rouge
- Noah Lessard of Ruffino’s in Baton Rouge
- Richard Brennan III of Bourbon House in New Orleans
Chef Bonnie Breaux, the 2017 winner, was the first woman to win Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.