WHAT: Louisiana Alligator Soiree
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 6. Doors open at 11 a.m., close at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans riverfront
WHO: Up and coming chefs from the top Louisiana culinary institutes.
Students compete to prepare the most elegant alligator dish.
PRODUCER: Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
PRIMARY SPONSOR: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
ENTRANCE FEE: The entrance fee is $25. Proceeds go to the Back to the Dock program, which aids fishermen as they rebuild, and the Louisiana Restaurant Association's Education Foundation.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Tickets on sale at Hall J or go to www.GreatAmericanSeafoodCookOff.com.
For more information, contact Sara-Ann Harris at 504-283-8292 or SaraAnn@LouisianaSeafood.com.