The 4th annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-off is set to take place on Friday, May 31st in Biloxi, Mississippi. The cooking competition will feature Mississippi’s talented chefs during a four hour long heated cook off. Competing chefs will highlight fresh, sustainable Mississippi Gulf Seafood to a group of local judges. This year, twelve chefs will be allowed to compete, as compared to six chefs in the previous years.
The winning chef will have the honor of representing Mississippi in the Great American Seafood Cook--Off in New Orleans on August 3, 2013. GASCO showcases top chefs from around the country competing against one another, each with the goal of creating the winning, signature dish using domestic seafood native to their state.
This year, John Currence has selected Tyler Edwards, of Snackbar to represent City Grocery Restaurant Group in the competition. Tyler began working as an intern fresh out of culinary school and has trained under Vishwesh Bhatt, since Snackbar opened its doors in 2009. In just four years, the very young and talented Tyler has come up through the ranks and is now Sous Chef at Snackbar.
CGRG has taken home the gold 3 times:
John Currence won the GASCO cook in 2008
Vishwesh Bhatt MSSCO in 2010
Heath Johnson (former chef) MSSCO in 2011
Stay tuned for details and wish Tyler good luck!