Oregon chef to compete in New Orleans


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 16, 2010

Chef Woojay Poynter, who recently won the Oregon Seafood Championships, will representative Oregon at the Seventh Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans on 7 August.

Poynter, a chef instructor at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) in Coos Bay, beat out seven other chefs in the American Culinary Federation event, co-sponsored by OCCI and Seafood Oregon.

In New Orleans, Poynter will compete against 15 other chefs from around the country, all vying for the prestigious title of King (or Queen) of Seafood 2010.

Earlier this month, chef Chris Lusk of Café Adelaide in New Orleans was crowned King of Louisiana Seafood and will also compete in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off.

Last year, chef Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans won the Great American Seafood Cook-Off.

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