Chef / Writer / Speaker / Entertainer / Hugger, Bite and Booze, Hug Jay D, Gov't Taco
in Baton Rouge
Jay Ducote spends most of his time as a food and beverage writer, blogger, radio host, speaker, video producer, culinary personality, chef and hugger.
Jay resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, though he travels as much as he can.
He finished runner-up on Season 11 of the hit reality competition show Food Network Star. He has also been named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, has appeared as himself on HBO’s drama series Treme, and has been featured on multiple programs such as Cutthroat Kitchen, The Kitchen and Burgers, Brew & Que on the Food Network, Eat St. on the Cooking Channel and Last Call Food Brawl on Destination America.
The Bite and Booze Radio Show, produced and hosted by Ducote, won a 2014 Taste Award for best food or drink radio broadcast in the country and the 2015 Uniquely Louisiana Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
In 2014 Ducote launched Jay D’s Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, and in 2015 he released Jay D's Blanc du Bois, a collaboration with West Monroe's Landry Vineyards, along with Jay D’s Louisiana Molasses Mustard. Those products will be followed with Jay D's Spicy & Sweet Barbecue Rub in 2016.
This year Jay has been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City as well as the James Beard Foundation's Chefs & Champagne event in the Hamptons. In 2017 he'll be opening his first restaurant, a creative concept called Gov't Taco in Baton Rouge's White Star Market.
Jay's goal is to create content and celebrate Louisiana's culinary culture as he continues to cook, write, speak, entertain and hug for a living.
Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star
BY JAY DUCOTE
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 27, 2016
"I learned how to cook by throwing LSU tailgate parties."
In Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1, Jay Ducote shares the story of when he was on the TV show Food Network Star. Ducote is a food and beverage writer, radio host, culinary personality, professional chef, and self-proclaimed "hugger." He could talk about his numerous television appearances, the fact that he was named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, his award-winning radio show, his product line, the fact that he has been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City this July, or that he'll be opening his first restaurant, Gov't Taco, in 2017. But we only gave him 400 seconds.
This was "PechaKucha of the Week" on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.