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

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

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