Amateur Alaska seafood specialists can put their favorite recipes to the test in the new amateur division of the Great Alaska Seafood Cook-Off.
Organized by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, the winner of the amateur contest will be crowned King or Queen of Alaska seafood at a reception held on May 14th at the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot from 6-9 p.m. The first place winner will receive a prize package that will contain the new iPad, and the top 20 runners up will also be invited to the event. Submissions for the amateur division are due by May 1st and can be entered at greatalaskaseafoodcookoff.com/recipecontest.
The Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off will also feature a professional division, with chefs having already submitted their recipes. Six chefs will be chosen by a committee selected by the institute and will go on to compete in a live cook-off.
Judges of this event will include chef Jose Souto of Westminster Kingsway College in London, chef Christine Keff from the Flying Fish in Seattle, chef Dan Enos from Oceanaire in Boston, chef Erik Slater from the Resurrection Roadhouse in Seward and Alaskan chef Rob Kinneen of www.fresh49.com.