Chefs from 16 states competed in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off this past weekend, and chef Gregory Gourdet of Departures Restaurant in Portland, Ore., captured first place. SLIDE SHOW Behind the scenes at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off RELATED • Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn on the latest restaurant fruit trends • Chefs use vanilla in bold dishes • More food and beverage news A team from Louisiana took second place, and Texas won third place ...

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