Celebrate the coast by joining us at Docville Farm on February 24, 2024, for a free, family-friendly event!

Interested in joining as a cook team? Check out the registration form for more information or email us at info@mississippiriverdelta.org.

View other ways to participate on the Get Involved page.


Great Food

Sample amazing food from local cook teams competing for prizes for their innovative fish and game recipes. Help us choose the Crowd Favorite winner by picking up your voting ticket at the sign-in table! Cash bar available.

Live Music

You can’t have food without music! The Cook-off for the Coast features local Cajun and Creole bands. Join us this year to dance to Michot Melody Makers or listen while you eat the afternoon away!

And More!

We offer more than just free food and music. Enjoy a live cooking demonstration with Chef Isaac Toups. Stop by the booth area to learn about coastal restoration projects and meet local organizations. Kids activities are also available!

Cook-Off for the Coast Returns in 2024!

About the Cook-Off

Cook-off for the Coast is a family-friendly event started in 2017 in St. Bernard Parish to help raise awareness about Louisiana’s land loss crisis and the urgent need for coastal restoration. This is a FREE event and open to the public. Proceeds from merchandise sales and donations benefit local coastal restoration projects. The 2023 Cook-off raised over $16,000 for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s Restoration Programs, Nunez Community College, and Chalmette High CTE’s Chandeleur Sound Living Shoreline Program in St. Bernard Parish.

The 2023 Cook-off for the Coast was held in partnership with St. Bernard Parish Coastal Division, St. Bernard Parish Tourism, Chefs Brigade and Nunez Community College.

Join us on February 24, 2024, at Docville Farm located at 5124 E. Saint Bernard Hwy in Violet, LA. Gates open at 11am. Food samples on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The Meraux Foundation

The Meraux Foundation works to improve the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish by promoting environmental, economic, and educational programs.

Vanishing Paradise

Vanishing Paradise is a program launched in 2009 by the National Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited to advocate for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta.

Restore the Mississippi River Delta

Restore the Mississippi River Delta is a coalition to rebuild coastal Louisiana’s nationally-significant landscape to protect people, wildlife and jobs.