Having been a chef for over twenty years now, I have run several restaurants, catered many events ,trained many up and coming young chefs, taught many classes and written many recipes but one thing I have never done is compete. I actually have an award winning gumbo recipe that I wrote but someone else won the award for it in a competition in Maryland. However, on May 30 2014 that would change and I would be entered into my first competition, I was chosen to compete in The Great Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off. This would be the first year a female chef would compete and I was honored it was going to be me to represent the girls for the first time. The competition is between professional chefs that are chosen as the best seafood chefs in the local area.