Chef of the Year Nominations Announcement


Wild American Shrimp Announces Chef of the Year Nominations


BILOXI, MS – The American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) and their brand, Wild American Shrimp, announce the inaugural Chef of the Year program. Of 31 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, the nominees must meet criteria to include ways they’ve promoted Wild American Shrimp through their personal social media channels, TV appearances, and other media opportunities, their involvement of philanthropic efforts within their community, restaurant featuring two or more dishes containing Wild American Shrimp, and have won at least one award for culinary excellence.


Applications for nominations will be reviewed by a board member of ASPA, a shrimp processor affiliated with ASPA, 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.


Chefs 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 20, 2017.


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:

Elizabeth Adams, Brand Manager, The Focus Group
(228) 832-3667