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Chefs Wanted for 2012 Great Alaska Seafood Cook-Off


January 02, 2012
Monday AM

(SitNews) - The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is looking to crown the next king or queen of Alaska seafood. The institute is hosting the Great Alaska Seafood Cook-Off May 14, 2012 in Anchorage and inviting chefs from around the state to enter the competition to compete head-to-head for the honor of representing Alaska this August at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans.  

The call for entries December 29, 2011 and will be collected until April 1, 2012. A panel of judges will choose the 6 winning chefs that will advance to the live competition in May.  Any professional chef is invited to enter the contest.  

“We have the best seafood in the world and some of the most skilled chefs,” said Ray Riutta, ASMI executive director. “The Great Alaska Seafood Cook-Off shows off the best of the best and how terrific Alaska seafood can be.”  

During the live competition, the contestants will have an hour to prepare and plate a dish highlighting Alaska seafood. Their work will be judged by a panel of past Great American Seafood Cook-Off contestants and culinary stars from Alaska and beyond.   

Find out more about the cook-off, including how to enter, at


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Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is a non-profit partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry that promotes the wild, natural and sustainably managed commercial harvesting of the Alaska seafood industry.


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