Yesterday, we passed along news that the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board was creating a thing called the Chef's Council, a collection of chefs that would help "to promote and advocate for fresh, wild-caught, sustainable Louisiana seafood." Whatever that means. GW Fins on Twitter pointed out that their chef Tenney Flynn is also on the Council, in addition to Susan Spicer and Donald Link.
The Chef's Council's makeup is actually pretty interesting. Flynn, Spicer and Link are the only New Orleans chefs on the list; they're joined by Holly Goetting from Charley G's in Lafayette. The rest are prominent chefs from around the country, including Frank Stitt from Birmingham and José Andrés of Washington DC.
Here's the full list of the Seafood Board's Chef's Council:
· Ann Cashion, Johnnies on the Half Shell (Washington DC)
· Charles Phan, Slanted Door, Out the Door, Heavens Dog, Wo Hing (San Francisco)
· Craig Stoll, Delfina, Locanda, Pizzeria Delfina (San Francisco)
· Dave Pasternak, Esca, Eataly (New York)
· Don Link, Herbsaint, Cochon, Butcher (New Orleans)
· Frank Stitt, Bottega, Highlands Bar and Grill, Chez Fonfon (Birmingham)
· Jose Andres, Think Food Group (Washington DC)
· Nancy Oakes, Boulevard, Prospect (San Francisco)
· Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Avec, Publican (Chicago)
· Richard Reddington, Redd (Napa, CA)
· Robert Del Grande, RDG + Bar Annie, Grove, Rio Ranch (Houston)
· Susan Spicer, Bayona, Mondo (New Orleans)
· Tenney Flynn, GW Fins (New Orleans)
· Holly Goetting, Charley G's (Lafayette)
Again, what the members of this Council will actually be doing to "promote and advocate" hasn't yet been said. But they're kicking it off with an event in New Orleans next weekend.
· The Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board Announces Launch of the Chefs Council [Official Site]
· GW Fins Restaurant [Twitter]