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Culinary specialist on USS Wasp wins cook-off

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Posted at 7:52 PM, Apr 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-25 19:52:36-04

Want some great food? You might want to try to figure out a way to eat a meal on the USS Wasp. A culinary specialist from the ship just won a big cook-off in New Orleans.

De Perio partnered with a well-known Louisiana chef, Johnny Blancher, for the seafood cook-off during Navy Week in New Orleans.

They had $200 to spend on ingredients.

Then they competed against 10 other teams.

They had 30 minutes to prepare a dish using any ingredients they wanted with the only required ingredient being at least one of Louisiana’s crabs, oysters, shrimp, fish or crawfish.

Six judges, including local celebrity chefs and visiting military dignitaries, rated the culinary creations on three factors: presentation, creativity and taste.

And De Perio won.