Accomplished and up-and-coming chef showcase their culinary talents in this contest in New Orleans.
In August 2012, a group of accomplished and up-and-coming chefs representing 16 states gathered in New Orleans to compete in the ninth edition of the Great American Seafood Cook- Off. THE GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF V features highlights from the annual event, which was co-hosted by Sig Hansen, one of the featured captains on Discovery Channel's Deadliest catch, and chef Cory Bahr, a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped. The contest gave the chefs one hour to showcase their culinary talents while preparing a dish using domestic seafood native to their home states. Then, a discriminating panel of judges made up of renowned chefs, food magazine editors and the 2011 Cook-Off winner sampled the results and crowned a winner.