Chef Luke Wholey in the Great American Seafood Cookoff

The Great American Seafood CookoffIn Pittsburgh when you say seafood one name comes to mind - Wholey’s!  When your family has been in the seafood business for 100 years it’s no wonder the Govenor of Pennsylvania might think you would be a good candidate for the Great American Seafood Cookoff held this weekend in New Orleans, LA.  That is exactly why Govenor Tom Corbett hand selected Chef Luke Wholey for this years contest.

The Great American Seafood Cook-Off is an annual event that puts the nation’s best chefs against recognized culinary greats from around the United States. Chefs are asked to create unique dishes with domestic seafood that is native to their home states. Hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the most renowned cities for all things gourmet,

Chef Luke Wholey adorning his Yellow Perch catch!Chef Luke just recently opened his new restaurant Chef Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grill in the Strip District and is very excited to be representing our state in this contest.  I am personally excited because he asked me to be his Sous Chef for the occassion and as some of you know I am a bit of a foodie!  Our meal will consist of Lake Erie Yellow Perch which we personally caught today aboard the Edward John Party Boat Charter.  Special thanks to our Captain, Chuck Gnarra who also informed me that we are Facebook friends already lol. Go Hopewell!  We will also be serving a Clique Vodka “TunaTini” as part of our meal.

Check out the video below of when an Erie TV station caught up with us before our charter trip and make sure you wish myself and Luke luck for the Cook-Off.

Fish on!



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