Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program is proud to be a sponsor for Eat Y’all and Eat Jackson’s initial Best of Mississippi event series: Best of Mississippi: Seafood Edition. From December 10 through December 30 at 5 PM CST, fans of Mississippi Seafood will be able to nominate their favorite Mississippi chefs and/or Gulf variety seafood dishes from each of Mississippi’s five regions. Based on nominations, regional finalist voting will then be held from January 6-January 17th at 5 PM CST. The winner and runner-up from each region will then participate in a live cook-off competition on January 29th, 2014.
The “Best of” event series seeks to “showcase Mississippi’s rich culinary resources … by showcas[ing] different culinary food product produced by our state’s fishermen, farmers and food-makers and award extraordinary use of the product by our state’s chefs”. January’s Best of Mississippi: Seafood Edition puts a “spotlight on our marine resources and the bountiful sea to table movement embraced by so many of our state’s finest chefs”.
The live cook-off will be held January 29th at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. Tickets for the event are on sale at the Eat Y’All website and all those in attendance will serve as official judges in this “People’s Choice” style cooking competition. Space is limited and you can purchase online or by calling 228-493-6555.