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Fischbach Represents NJ, ACA in Great American Seafood Cook-off

Chef Peter Fischbach, a former Academy of Culinary Arts student, represented New Jersey at the Great American Seafood Cook-off Aug. 2-3, at the Louisiana Foodservice Expo in New Orleans. The competition featured 14 chefs from across the country preparing original seafood dishes.

Fischbach competes in the state seafood competition

Fischbach competes in the state seafood competition in January at the ACA.

Fischbach, of Elizabeth, attended the Academy from 1996-97, and is executive chef and food service director for Gourmet Dining Services at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

At the New Jersey preliminary round held in January in the Academy’s kitchens at ACCC, Fischbach beat out 10 other chefs with his Pan-Seared Local Black Bass.

Fischbach spent six months refining and improving his dish, which he prepared on day one of the cook-off. He finished sixth, narrowly missing the cutoff to compete as a finalist on day two of the fifth annual competition. John Currence, a New Orleans native representing Mississippi, was crowned seafood king.

The Food Network will televise the highlights of the event at 7 p.m., Sept. 12.