Tenney Flynn Announced as Wild American Shrimp® Chef of the Year 2018

October 19, 2018, BILOXI, Mississippi – Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, announces 2018 Chef of the Year as Chef Tenney Flynn, Chef/Owner of GW Fins’ in New Orleans.

Chef Flynn regularly speaks to the media through interviews and cooking demonstrations to stress the importance of using American wild-caught shrimp. He is known as one of the country’s foremost seafood experts, as well as a vocal enthusiast for the bounty of seafood that is available in the Gulf. He repeatedly advocates for the flavor profile benefits as well as economic benefits of choosing to eat and to purchase Wild American Shrimp.

“What a great honor,” Flynn says, “Thank you so much to Wild American Shrimp for naming me Chef of the Year! You know how much I love Wild American Shrimp, so this is truly wonderful.”

Flynn donates his time and hard work to Liberty’s Kitchen, an organization that helps struggling youth get excited about the culinary profession. He has also been Chairman of the Chef’s Council for Audubon G.U.L.F for over six years. Twice, he has been named “New Orleans Chef of the Year,” an honor that only one other chef has held; and his co-owned restaurant, GW Fins, is a New Orleans staple that has been ranked as the #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor for the past three years.

Chef Tenney Flynn is a huge advocate for wild-caught shrimp and sustainable seafood and uses his voice to spread the word of the benefits and importance of choosing Wild American Shrimp.

Flynn will reign for one year and will receive prizes to include a custom-designed plaque, official proclamation and $500 given to the charity of his choosing.


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