The Great American Seafood Cook-Off Comes To PBS

If you’re enrolled in an online culinary school, staying up-to-date on national cooking competitions is a great way to test out your new skills and maybe even earn some money. The Great American Seafood Cook-Off is one of New Orleans’ signature events, and if your culinary arts programs have made you love the flavors of the South, you’ll be thrilled to know that this competition has recently received a spot on national television.

According to New Orleans WWL radio, PBS television stations throughout the country will now air the competition. Although the show had previously been broadcasted on the Food Network, this marks the first time that the event will be shown to a national audience for consecutive years.

“It lets the chefs shine,” Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, told the source. “It lets them really shine with what they do. It’s not about the drama. Certainly, there are moments of tension, but it’s more about them cooking the domestic seafood… the Louisiana seafood.”

According to the Food Network, 20 top seafood chefs from across the country will compete in this year’s cook-off.  A panel of six judges will be on hand to closely watch the competitors, taste their signature recipes and ultimately crown a winner.

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