Ten of the top chefs from across the state will compete Thursday to be the champion of Mississippi seafood.
The seventh annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Café Climb at 1316 30th Ave., Gulfport. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The winning chef will represent Mississippi in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August in New Orleans and at the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Ala., in November.
This year's chefs are: Ryan Bell, Hal & Mal's, Jackson; David Dickensauge, Corks and Cleaver, Gulfport; Alex Eaton, The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, Jackson; John Fitzgerald, Restaurant Tyler, Starkville; Stuart Gates, Vicki's on Walnut, Hattiesburg; Jesse Houston/Saltine Oyster Bar, Jackson; Andy Kimbrell, Bacchus on the Beach, Pass Christian; Hunter Pugh, Delta Meat Market, Cleveland; Danie Rodriguez, LUNCH, Biloxi, and Mike Roemhild, Table 100, Jackson
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A shrimp boil, gourmet sides and desserts will be available and ticket prices include one cocktail and a craft beer tasting. A cash bar also will be available.
Tickets are $29 each or two for $50. They can be purchased at eatyall.com/msseafood or by calling (601) 852-3463.