Chef of the Year 2018 Nominations Announcement

Wild American Shrimp® Announces Chef of the Year 2018 Nominations

BILOXI, Mississippi – Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, announces nominations for 2018 Chef of the Year. Out of 39 Chef Advocates that represent Wild American Shrimp®, only one can be named the “Admiral of Advocacy” for ASPA.

To be named Chef of the Year, nominees must meet certain criteria including: ways they have promoted Wild American Shrimp® through their personal social media channels, TV appearances, and other media opportunities; their involvement in philanthropic efforts within their community, restaurant(s) featuring two or more dishes containing Wild American Shrimp® and have won at least one culinary excellence award.

Applications for nominations will be reviewed by a board member of ASPA, an ASPA member shrimp processor, and a member of the Wild American Shrimp® marketing team. Out of the qualified nominations, the winner will be drawn randomly. The winner will reign for one year and will receive prizes to include a custom designed plaque, official proclamation, and $500 given to the charity of the winner’s choosing.

Chef Advocates can be self-nominated, by their peers, publicist, or favorite customers and fans. To nominate one of the Chef Advocates to win Chef of the Year, visit and click the link to fill out the nomination form. The winner will be announced live on the Wild American Shrimp® Facebook page on Friday, October 19, 2018.

The Wild American Shrimp® “Chef of the Year” is an annual award announced each October during National Seafood Month. ASPA has an ongoing Chef Advocate program for Chefs who prefer and promote Wild American Shrimp®. The Association invites those interested in becoming a Wild American Shrimp® Chef Advocate to apply here.

About Wild American Shrimp and ASPA: The American Shrimp Processors Association, based in Biloxi, Mississippi, was formed in 1964 to represent and promote the interests of the domestic, U.S. wild-caught, warm water shrimp processing industry along the Gulf Coast with members from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. We are the collective voice of the industry, and our focus is to promote the interests of shrimp processors, other segments of the U.S. domestic wild-caught shrimp industry and the general public.


For more information, please contact:

Brynn Joachim, The Focus Group
(228) 832-3667