Baton Rouge chef to compete in virtual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- One Baton Rouge chef will compete in the 13th annual, now virtual, Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.

Scott Ricci, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant chef, will represent the capitol city at the cooking competition.

“It’s unfortunate we will not be able to gather together for this great celebration of Louisiana seafood and cuisine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to celebrate and crown a King or Queen of  Louisiana Seafood,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “And since we can’t be together, we are bringing the competition to the people of Louisiana through a virtual event, recipes they can recreate in their kitchens, and a chance to show these chefs their appreciation for continuing the great culinary traditions that have made Louisiana a place where you can Feed Your Soul.”

The first round of the virtual event will take place on September 28 and 29.

Chefs will be assigned a time slot to prepare and cook their dish, then present it to three judges for scoring. Judges will then score on presentation, creativity, composition, craftsmanship, and flavor. Then, viewers will vote for their favorite chef online.

This year’s competing chefs are:

  • Logan Boudreaux; Cinclare Southern Bistro; Thibodaux, LA
  • Justin Componation; Parish Restaurant & Bar; Monroe, LA
  • Anthony Felan; Fat Calf Brasserie; Shreveport, LA
  • Ben Fidelak; Mariner’s Restaurant; Natchitoches, LA
  • Devan Giddix; Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House; New Orleans, LA
  • Scott Ricci; Drago’s Seafood Restaurant; Baton Rouge, LA
  • Dominique Schexnayder; Dominique’s Wine Boutique & Bistro; Houma, LA
  • Amy Sins; Langlois; New Orleans, LA
  • Robert Vasquez; Pepe’s Sonoran Cuisine; Covington, LA
  • Chris Vazquez; Redfish Grill; New Orleans, LA

The chefs perpetration and cooking videos will be recorded and posted on Louisiana Seafood Facebook page and website.

Chef videos will be posted on October 15 and voting will be open until October 27.

The final round of the competition will take place on October 28.

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