Gloucester Lobster for Chef Kyle McClelland Great American Seafood Cook Off 2017

Since 2004, Competing chefs from all across the country battle to win the annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off.  Only one chef for any state is selected to compete and they must serve up native fare. Chef Lionel Uddipa of Salt from Juneau Alaska brought home the King of American Seafood Cook Off 2017 crown with an Alaskan king crab dish.

Chef Kyle McClelland of Saltie Girl Restaurant, Boston, MA was runner up with “his dish of Modern New England Clambake with Gloucester Lobster and Corn Puree.”


from the Great American Seafood Cook Off site:

chef Saltie Girl

Competing chefs:

Chef Brody Olive, Alabama (Voyager’s Restaurant at Perdido Beach Resort)

Chef Lionel Uddipa, Alaska (SALT)

Chef Jason Perry, Florida (The Fish House)

Chef Ryan Nelson, Indiana (Late Harvest)

Chef Bonnie Breaux, Louisiana (The St. John Restaurant)

Chef Kyle McClelland, Massachusetts (Saltie Girl)

Chef David Dickensauge, Mississippi (Corks & Cleaver Wine Bistro)

Chef Amber DiGiovanni, Missouri (Cookbook author and culinary teacher)

Chef Jay Smith, New Hampshire (Copper Door)

Chef Marc Quinones, New Mexico (MAS Tapas y Vino)

Chef Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini, Rhode Island (Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen and MasterChef winner)

Chef Ryan Coffindaffer, South Carolina (The Alisa Pub)

Chef Joe CervantezTexas (Brennan’s of Houston)

One thought on “Gloucester Lobster for Chef Kyle McClelland Great American Seafood Cook Off 2017

  1. I know one of them from my old stopping grounds north of NW of central been a long time and the location has grow a bunch revitalization so to speak! 🙂 Dave


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