Jackson cooks his way to victory in Golden Fork 2016
KA Blake Jackson ’06 served up a victory in September at Louisiana Food Prize’s grand cook-off event: the race for the 2016 Golden Fork.
Five local chefs were given a bag full of mystery ingredients and a single hour to prepare appetizers and entrées for a panel of celebrity chefs. These chefs judged the dishes based on presentation, taste, and creativity.
The University of Mississippi grad’s Vietnamese tin pot chicken over mushroom grits and gochujang yogurt sauce earned him $5,000 cash, and of course, the coveted Golden Fork trophy.
The event was held in Shreveport’s Festival Central in front of crowds of loyal foodies. The Society of the Golden Fork, a private supper club, sponsored the contest.
Jackson is the founder, owner, and executive chef of Drake Catering, a local high-end catering service founded in 2011. The Alpha Upsilon alumnus was selected to compete by the Society of the Golden Fork.