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2024 Slider Smackdown
Dinner & Chef Competition

People's Choice
Latonya Smith
Wednessday, June 26, 2024

Latonya Smith's "Beyerstedt Burger Slider" won the Slider Smackdown's People’s Choice award at Island View Casino.

Latonya’s winning entry was named after much-beloved Director of Windance Country Club Mike Beyerstedt who passed away recently.

All the news that's fit to taste
The Island View Casino Resort Culinary Team

Spinning Salad
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In the Kitchen with the Prime Cut Chef Karley Goff
 

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Seafood Nachos
with White Queso Seafood Sauce
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In the Kitchen with the C&G Grille's Room Chef Jeff Montgomery
 

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St. Paddy's Day
Salmon Croquettes

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In the Kitchen with the Dockside Deli's Room Chef Calvin Lipe
 

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Egg Drop Soup
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In the Kitchen with Assistant Executive Sous Chef Eric Spencer
 
 

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King Cake Cupcakes
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In the Kitchen with the Coast Candymaker's Lead Confectioner Brittany Thornhill
 

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Quick & Delicious Cranberry Sauce
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In the Kitchen with the Dockside Deli's Room Chef Calvin Lipe
 

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Thanksgiving Peach & Pear Chutney
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In the Kitchen with the The Buffet's Room Chef Richard Vojtech
 

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Meet Executive Chef David Crabtree
Interview with The Local Palate

Executive Chef David Crabtree shares his Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Mango Sauce recipe.

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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
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Island View Casino Resort Exec. Sous Chef Jackie Seavey makes "Ooey Gooey Butter Cake"
 

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Tasty choices at The Diner
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In the Kitchen with the The Diner's Room Chef Deborah Thomas
 
 

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Asian Spring Rolls
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In the Kitchen with the The Buffet's Richard Vojtech
 

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Famous Chop Salad
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In the Kitchen with the Beach Blvd Steamer's Amanda Irwin-Vazquez
 

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Firecracker Shrimp
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In the Kitchen with C&G Grille's Jeffrey Montgomery
 

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Dr. Pepper Barbeque Sauce
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In the Kitchen with Dockside Deli's Calvin Lipe
 

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Oyster Recipes
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In the Kitchen with Banquet Chef Trey Cowan
 

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Juicy Prime Ribs
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In the Kitchen with Carter Green Steakhouse's Anthony Goff
 

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2024 Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off & Festival awards

From left: Trey Cowan, Banquet Chef • David Crabtree, Executive Chef • Mary Crabtree (volunteer) • Calvin Lipe, Dockside Deli Room Chef • Matthew Baker, C&G Grille Sous Chef • Not pictured: Bobby McBride, C&G Grille Sous Chef • Penny Rush, Buffet Sous Chef

Beach Blvd Steamer wins 3 divisions!

March 29 & 30, 2024

People's Choice

Most oysters served! (1,800)

Best House Specialty

Shrimp Rockefeller

Best Raw Oysters

Smoked oyster aioli, cucumbers, fish sauce mignonette, Thai basil, caviar and chili crisp

David Crabtree, Executive Chef

Penny Rush, Buffet Sous Chef
Trey Cowan, Banquet Chef

2024 Gulf Coast Beer & Bacon Festival

From left: Deborah Thomas, Diner Room Chef • Katherine Sutton, Director of Mississippi Heroes (non-profit organization for caregivers) • Nicole Burch, Promotions Supervisor • Steve Greenfield, Promotions Manager • Jackie Seavey, Executive Sous Chef • Mary Grace Moss, Prime Cut Room Chef

2024 Gulf Coast Beer & Bacon Festival

1st Place!
Bacon Category

Hawaiian Huli Huli Pork Belly Tostada with Mango Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Spicy Coconut Ginger Sauce.

2024 Gulf Coast Beer & Bacon Festival

Best Chocolate!

The View's culinary team won Best Chocolate for the third year in a row!

2024 Gulf Coast Beer & Bacon Festival

Golden Ticket!

Our culinary team grabbed the golden ticket to compete in the bacon category of the 2024 World Food Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana!

2023 Cheese & Mac Recipe Challenge

Sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board

GRAND PRIZE!

Congratulations to Prime Cut Room Chef Mary Grace Moss whose recipe for Elote Corn-a-Roni won the prestigious 2023 Real California Cheese and Mac Recipe Challenge!

Mary Grace Moss' winning

Elote Corn-a-Roni

With south-of-the-border flare, this cheese and mac dish includes fire-roasted Mexican street corn, crispy bacon, cilantro, lime and Real California Hispanic-style-cheeses and crema.

California cheeses used:
Queso Fresco, Cotija, Crema Mexicana

See the winning recipe on MyInsider.com

2023 Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off

1st Place
KING OF SEAFOOD
Calvin Lipe
Thursday, May 11, 2023

The 2023 King of Mississippi Seafood is Calvin Lipe (Dockside Deli Room Chef)!

THE WINNING DISH:
Panko Fried Soft Shell Crab stuffed with Shrimp, Crab & Mushrooms.
Served with tomato jam, shrimp, corn maque choux, crystal buerre blanc and topped with pecans and jumbo lump crab

7th Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off
March 25, 2023

  • Back row from left: Dockside Deli Room Chef Calvin Lipe, Banquet Chef Trey Cowan, C&G Grille Sous Chef Bobby McBride, Steamer Production Cook Matthew Baker
  • Front row from left: Mary Crabtree, Executive Chef David Crabtree, Buffet Sous Chef Penny Rush

7th Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-OffMarch 25, 2023

CROWD FAVORITE
Shrimp Rockefeller

Topped with Ritz crackers

7th Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-OffMarch 25, 2023

PEOPLE'S CHOICE (Tie)

6th year in a row!

7th Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-OffMarch 25, 2023

Second Place
CHARGRILLED

Roasted garlic New Orleans-style BBQ topped with Romano cheese

7th Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-OffMarch 25, 2023

Second Place
RAW

Raw oysters topped with sesame vinaigrette, wasabi mayo, spicy mayo, pineapple, flying fish roe and micro cilantro

"The crew did a fantastic job – I’ll go to war with them any day!"

Executive Chef David Crabtree

2023 Gulf Coast Beer & Bacon Festival

People's Choice
Best Chocolate
  • Left: Deborah Thomas Room Chef Diner
  • Center: Jackie Seavey, Executive Sous Chef
  • Right: Mary Moss , Room Chef Prime Cut

Mississippi Delta Catfish Cook-Off
January 11, 2023

First Place
Chef's Secret Panel

John Spencer
C&G Grille Sous  Chef

Blackened Catfish with Seafood Dressing & Crawfish Sauce

Mississippi Delta Catfish Cook-Off
January 11, 2023

Second Place
Chef's Secret Panel

Penny Rush
The Buffet Sous Chef

Smoky Macaroni Catfish Roulade

Mississippi Delta Catfish Cook-Off
January 11, 2023

Third Place
Chef's Secret Panel

John Bowin
Carter Green Steakhouse Sous Chef

Crispy Catfish Creole

Mississippi Delta Catfish Cook-Off
January 11, 2023

Third Place
Chef's Secret Panel

John Bowin
Carter Green Steakhouse Sous Chef

Crispy Catfish Creole

Mississippi Delta Catfish Cook-Off
January 11, 2023

First Place
People's Choice

John Spencer
C&G Grille Sous  Chef

Blackened Catfish with Seafood Dressing & Crawfish Sauce

Gulf Coast Shrimp Tasting Festival
September 24, 2022

Gulf Coast Shrimp Tasting Festival
September 24, 2022

Island View Culinary Team
Front row from left
  • Angel Lipe, C&G Grille Mgr
  • David Crabtree, Exec. Chef
  • Penny Rush, Buffet Sous Chef
  • Trey Cowan, Banquet Chef
Back row from left
  • Roderick Jones, Dockside Cook
  • Calvin Lipe, Dockside Deli Chef

Gulf Coast Shrimp Tasting Festival

First Place
House Specialty Award

Shrimp Taco with Mango Pico and Avocado Lime Cilantro Slaw

Gulf Coast Shrimp Tasting Festival

First Place
People's Choice Award

Shrimp Taco with Mango Pico and Avocado Lime Cilantro Slaw

Gulf Coast Shrimp Tasting Festival

Runner Up • Pasta Award

Creole Seafood Alfredo Pasta

Taco & Southwest Cookoff

1st Place
Spring Dream Fish Tacos
Team: Goal Diggers
  • Penny Rush, Buffet Production Cook
  • Regan Crump, Buffet Sous Chef

Taco & Southwest Cookoff

2nd Place
Marian’s Southern Delight Chicken Tacos
Team: Goal Diggers
  • Bobby McBride, C&G Grille Sous Chef
  • Travis Martin, C&G Grille Production Cook

Taco & Southwest Cookoff

3rd Place
Birrai Street Tacos
Team: Macho Mommas Tacos
  • Karley Goff, Prime Cut Sous Chef
  • Eric Dedeaux, Prime Cut Production Cook

Taco & Southwest Cookoff

People's Choice
Mom’s Street-Style Smoked Beef Tacos
Team: Back Flip
  • Nellie Valentine, Buffet Line Cook
  • Michael Lawson, Buffet Sous Chef
Also participating

TEAM: Tropical Redeem: Bianca Jefferson, Buffet Line Cook and Leroy Cooper, Banquet Production Cook
TACOS: Tropical Beef Tacos

6th Annual Gulf Coast Cook-Off & Festival

People's Choice Winner!
From Left: Bobby McBride, C&G Grille Sous Chef; Trey Cowan, Banquet Chef; Calvin Lip, Dockside Deli Room Chef; Derek Flores, Mary Crabtree & Executive Chef David Crabtree

6th Annual Gulf Coast Cook-Off & Festival

The dish included three oyster preparations

Raw: topped with paddlefish caviar, Rockefeller purée, green apple relish, micro greens and cilantro oil

Signature baked: a Southwestern-style oyster with roasted poblano cream, Tex-Mex tomato jam and cotija cheese

Chargrilled: with Tasso and roasted garlic butter, Creole tomato glaze and Romano cheese 2,200 oysters shucked

6th Annual Gulf Coast Cook-Off & Festival

From Left: Derek Flores; Calvin Lip, Dockside Deli Room Chef; Trey Cowan, Banquet Chef; Bobby McBride, C&G Grille Sous Chef