Louisiana Food Prize Announces 20 Local Chefs to Compete for This Year’s Golden Fork
The best in Shreveport-Bossier's kitchens are ready to throw down in hopes of competing for this year's Golden Fork.
In 2015 we saw something truly delectable take over Shreveport-Bossier as Louisiana Food Prize introduced the Battle for the Golden Fork. Last year's dinner series sold out and as a result, we will see two dinner series sessions take place this year. Each will feature 10 local chefs preparing tasty dinners for Members of the Society to vote on.
The winners of each session will go head to head in the battle for the Golden Fork which will take place during this year's Louisiana Film Prize Festival weekend, October 4-8.
Members of the Society sessions will begin on May 1 and continue into September.
Competing in Session 1 are the following chefs:
Blake Jackson - 2016 Golden Fork Winner
Anthony Felan - Wine Country Bistro
Jason Reynolds - Zocolo's Neighborhood Eatery & Drinkery
Darrell Johnson - Crescent City Bistro
Weston McElwee - Tejas Kitchen
Bryan Overdyke - The Shreveport Club
Eleazar Mondragon - Ki Mexico
Brany Bryant - Herby K's
Session 2 competitors include:
Gabriel Baldera - El Cabo Verde
Brandon Fail - The Levee
Tootie Morrison - Abby Singers' Bistro & 2015 Golden Fork Winner
Hardette Harris -
Frank Harris (Chef Allison Patterson & Van Murff) - Frank's Pizzeria
Gioacchino Brucia - Giuseppe's Pastacaffee
Cindy Gleason Johnson - Southern Faire
Wesley Douglas - Petroleum Club
David Bates - Kitchen and Bath Cottage
Interested in joining the Members of the Society? Good! You're in for a lot of tasty food.
Once a member, you'll be able to attend up to 10 private, local dinner tastings. You must attend a minimum of three tastings in order to vote. Memberships are $300. These are non-transferable. Reservations are required to attend the tastings at least one week prior to each one.
For a list of dinner tasting dates and membership information, go to lafoodprize.com.