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2012 Competition

Great American Seafood Cookoff



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-11-12

Duration: 00:24:16

Subjects: Cooking (Seafood) | Food | CONTESTS | Chefs


  • Blackwell, Jeff Narrator
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Fourrier, Clay Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Barnes, Liz Producer
  • Smith, Ewell Interviewee
  • Gilmore, Jack Interviewee
  • Chaize, Nico Interviewee
  • Gourdet, Gregory Interviewee
  • Vane, Christopher Interviewee
  • Luque, Kevin Interviewee
  • Gaydeski, David Interviewee
  • Haronis, Demetrios Interviewee
  • Bouchard, Melissa Interviewee
  • Gallaher, Matt Interviewee
  • Abraham, Erik Interviewee
  • White, James Interviewee
  • Wholey, Luke Interviewee
  • Miller, Irv Interviewee
  • Clark, Glen Interviewee
  • Hastings, Chris Interviewee
  • Frentz, Keith Interviewee
  • Ruggless, Ron Interviewee
  • Chef Joho Interviewee
  • Wellington, Vicki Interviewee
  • Grossman, Liz Interviewee
  • Nuhn, Johnny Interviewee
  • Rauch, Sam Interviewee


This episode of the “Great American Seafood Cookoff” features highlights from the 2012 competition held at the Louisiana Foodservice Expo in New Orleans. Sixteen chefs from around the country compete to create the best seafood dish using the seafood indigenous to their states. The competitors are: Chef Jack Gilmore of Texas; Chef Nico Chaize of Hawaii; Chef Gregory Gourdet of Oregon; Chef Christopher Vane of Alaska; Chef Kevin Luque of South Carolina; Chef David Gaydeski of North Carolina; Chef Demetrios Haronis of New Jersey; Chef Melissa Bouchard of Maine; Chef Matt Gallaher of Tennessee; Chef Erik Abraham of Kentucky; Chef James White of Kansas; Chef Luke Wholey of Pennsylvania; Chef Irv Miller of Florida; Chef Glen Clark of Mississippi; Chef Chris Hastings of Alabama; and Chef Keith Frentz of Louisiana. This episode also includes interviews with: Ewell Smith of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, emcee; Ron Rugless of Nation’s Restaurant News, judge; Chef Joho of Everest at the Eiffel Tower, judge; Vicki Wellington of Food Network Magazine, judge; Liz Grossman of Plate Magazine, judge; Chef Johnny Nuhn of Brasserie Montmartre, judge; and Sam Rauch, the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). It also includes interviews with the chefs describing their dishes. Chef Gregory Gourdet of Oregon is named the winner of the competition and crowned the “King of American Seafood.”