Chef de la Krewe


The History of
Chef de la Krewe


At the command of the King, each year in the fall Ye Mystic Krewe of Neptune hosts the famous “Chef de la Krewe” event. The coveted “Chef” award is highly sought after each year as members vie in serious competition to be selected as the Krewe's best chef for his individual meal course entry.

 The Chef de la Krewe competition involves four unique cooking teams (PODs) with five members each. Each POD prepares a full five course meal (appetizer, salad, soup, entree and desert) of their own unique epicurean entries which are based upon their PODs unique theme. Each of their meal course entries will be judged head to head against the other competing teams entries be judged by four of the area's most noted chefs – as well as their Krewe mates and friends.

The winners of each of the course category are recognized at the conclusion of the event for their submissions. However, there can be only one over all winner of the event, and that honor is bestowed upon the member's entry that is judged by the professional chefs to be the “Best of the Best” – and thus Ye My
stic Krewe has found their next "Chef de la Krewe".

The winner of the “Chef de la Krewe” event is never announced until the Coronation Ball held in November, when the Krewe’s new Chef is announced and receives the Krewe’s coveted Chef Jacket from the Krewe's King.

The following is a list of all of the Krewe's former Chefs de la Krewe.
 


Chef De La Krewe 2015-2016
Tony Shams



Congratulations Tony!

The first ever two time winner of
Chef de la Krewe



Former Chef de la Krewe Winners
 

2015

 K.C. Clark

2014

Mike Wyckoff

2013

Tony Shams

2012

Jim Terry

2011

Jeff Goddard

2010

Jeff Etter

2009

Alan Zimkus

2008

Scott Charlton

2007

Gary Greer

2006

Art Sciarrotta

2005

Todd Maas

2004

Dave Ansel

2003

Sam Barfield

2002

Dennis Cline

2001

Eric Long

2000

Clayton Kreis

1999

Keith Robinson

1998

Jeff Bulson

1997

Ken Burnside

Scott Smith

Dennis Smith

1996

Sandy Hall

1995

Merill King

1994

Matt Bryant

1993

Lucky Levittino

1992

Carl Hall

1991

Paul Martin

1990

James Davis, Sr.

1989

Dudley Savage

1988

Peter Passmore

1987

Del Goforth

1986

Jack Jacoby

1985

Lebron Free

1984

Glenn Mouton

1983

Phil O'Connell

Bob Williamson

1982

Robert Nies

1981

James Robinson