Competition Winners

2019 Winners

2019 Winners

Best In Show

People's Choice Winner

2017 Winners

Best In Show

Tracy Nguyen, Tsunami

Yellowtail sashimi tacos thinly sliced yellowtail tossed in a citrus sesame soy and spicy aioli, habanero masago pico de gallo, wasabi guacamole, green onions, and micro cilantro with a crispy wonton taco shell.

People's Choice Winner

Collin Fontenot, Galatoire's BistroPan-seared Scallops 

Soup Category

Gold: Scott Varnadoe, Lava Cantina

Silver: Mary Fouchaux, MJ's Cafe

Bronze: Kade Ferache, Juban's Restaurant

Salad Category

Gold: Jourdan Fulbright, Cocha

Silver: Chef Celeste Gill, Celeste Bistro

Bronze: Y'zell Williamson, Capitol City Grill

Seafood Category

Gold: Tracy Nguyen, Tsunami

Silver: Collin Fontenot, Galatoire's Bistro

Bronze: Mark Reilly, Stroube's Steakhouse

Meat Category

Gold: Caleb Meloncon, French Market Bistro

Silver: Danny Santana, Bin 77

Bronze:  Colt Patin, Louisiana Culinary Institute

Louisiana Flavor

Gold: Chris Motto, Mansurs on the Boulevard

Silver: Jared Tees, 18 Steak

Bronze: Kelley McCann, Kalurah Street Grill

Dessert Category

Gold: Allie Bookman, Cupcake Allie

Silver: Janel Rucker, French Market Bistro

Bronze: Kaila Kay, Kalurah Street Grill

2016 Winners

Best In Show

Scott Plauche, Velvet Cactus

Yuzu Marinated Ceviche: Bay Scallops, Arctic CharCucamelons and Summer Root Vegetables


People's Choice Winner

Cody & Sam Carroll, Hot Tails/Sac-a-lait

Frog in a Cornfield: Smoked Louisiana Bullfrog, Sweet Corn Mousse, Bell Pepper "Sriracha", Scalded Goat Milk Merengue

Seafood Category

Gold: Scott Plauche, Velvet Cactus

Silver: Tracy Nguyen, Tsunami

Bronze: Ryan Andre, City Pork 

Meat Category

Gold: Borivane Khemmanyvong, French Market

Silver: Colt Patin, Culinary Institute

Bronze: John Lundin & Dustin DiBenedetto, Bistro Byronz

Desserts Category

Gold: Don Bergeron, Bergeron's City Market

Silver: Janel Rucker, French Market Bistro

Bronze: Elizabeth McKinley, City Pork

Louisiana Lagniappe Category

Gold: Cody & Sam Carroll, Hot Tails / Sac a Lait

Silver: Chris Motto, Mansurs on the Boulevard

Bronze: Dane Barbara, Table Kitchen