Covington chef wins King of Louisiana Seafood crown

Keith and Nealy Frentz (LSPMB)
Keith and Nealy Frentz (LSPMB)

New Orleans, La. - Chef Keith Frentz of Lola in Covington has won the title of King of Louisiana Seafood at the 5th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.

Saturday's event featured 10 chefs competing for the coveted title and crown in front of a crowd gathered at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience's Saturday Grand Tasting.  The event was presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board.

"It was Frentz, assisted by his wife Chef Nealy Frentz, who impressed the judges the most with his Tabasco-spiced Friday Lunch Special, a cornmeal-dusted wild Des Allemands catfish, Camellia red bean and local crawfish succotash, braised collards, and house made tartar sauce," reads a news release from the organizers.

Frentz will represent Louisiana in the prestigious Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August.