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Chef's Area

Fête Rouge Chefs Competition


2016 Chefs' Competition Winners

Best in Show Award Winner
Scott Plauche, Velvet Cactus
Yuzu Marinated Ceviche: Bay Scallops, Arctic Char
Cucamelons and Summer Root Vegetables

People's Choice Award Winner
Cody & Sam Carroll, Hot Tails/Sac-a-lait
Frog in a Cornfield: Smoked Louisiana Bullfrog, Sweet Corn Mousse, Bell Pepper "Sriracha", Scalded Goat Milk Merengue

Seafood Category
Gold: Scott Plauche, Velvet Cactus
Silver: Tracy Nguyen, Tsunami
Bronze: Ryan Andre, City Pork 

Meat Category
Gold: Borivane Khemmanyvong, French Market
Silver: Colt Patin, Culinary Institute
Bronze: John Lundin & Dustin DiBenedetto, Bistro Byronz

Desserts Category
Gold: Don Bergeron, Bergeron's City Market
Silver: Janel Rucker, French Market Bistro
Bronze: Elizabeth McKinley, City Pork

Louisiana Lagniappe Category
Gold: Cody & Sam Carroll, Hot Tails / Sac a Lait
Silver:  Chris Motto, Mansurs on the Boulevard
Bronze:  Dane Barbara, Table Kitchen

2015 Chefs' Competition Winners

Best in Show Award Winner
Chef Matthew Reed, Reed's Cakes & Catering
Jambalaya Sandwich: Chappapeela pork belly, shoulder and duck numbles stewed with double smoked Manda sausage, Abita battered peppers, and creole chutney on a fresh baked rice seed bun; served with Vidalia dijonaise and green bean fries

People’s Choice Award Winner
Chef Taylor Johnson, Tallulah
Oh Sweet Crustaceans! Sweet Potato and Crab Bisque with a Smoked Pecan Syrup

Seafood Category
Gold: Chef Tracy Nguyen, Tsunami Sushi
Silver: Chef Kelley McCann, Galatoire's Bistro
Bronze: Chef Celeste Gill, Chef Celeste's Louisiana Treasures

Meat Category
Gold: Chef Matthew Reed, Reed's Cakes & Catering
Silver: Chef Leighton Carbo, Sullivan's Steakhouse
Bronze: Chef Borivane Khemmanyvong, French Market Bistro  

Dessert Category
Gold: Chef Travis Stringer, Mansurs on the Boulevard  
Silver: Chef Allison Offner, Cupcake Allie
Bronze: Chef Kevin Ortego, Louisiana Lagniappe

Lousiaiana Lagniappe Category
Gold: Chef Jared Tees, 18 Steak
Silver: Chef Taylor Johnson, Tallulah
Bronze: Chef Chris Motto, Mansurs on the Boulevard


2014 Chefs' Competition Winners

Best in Show Award Winner
Chef Matthew Reed, Reed's Catering
Twins Duet: Girls' Plate: Holden Strawberry Shortbread; Chambord and Mayhaw Milkshake
Boys' Plate: Guinness Vanilla Ice-Cream; House-Made Feaux Ore-eaux

People’s Choice Award Winner
Chef Kevin Ortego, Louisiana Lagniappe
Fresh Fish en Papillotte: Jumbo Lump Crab & Shrimp Stuffing, Finished with Garlic Buerre Blanc

Seafood Category
Gold: Chef William Wells, Culinary Productions
Silver: Team Tsunami & Fred Nonato, Tsunami Sushi
Bronze: Chef Kevin Ortego, Louisiana Lagniappe

Meat Category
Gold: Chef Scott McCue, Cypress Bayou Casino
Silver: Chef David Dickensauge, Bin 77 Bistro & Wine Bar
Bronze: Chef Gino Sclafani, Ruffino's Restaurant

Dessert Category
Gold: Chef Matthew Reed, Reed's Catering
Silver: Chef Arlety Estevez, L’Auberge Hotel & Casino 
Bronze: Chef Allison Offner, Cupcake Allie

Lousiaiana Lagniappe Category
Gold:
 Chef Scott Dardenne, The Island Grill
Silver: Chef Mark Reilly, Stroube's Seafood & Steak
Bronze: Chef Leighton Carbo, Sullivan's Steakhouse