What's cooking
with Island View Casino Resort's Culinary Team!

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

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