A tour has been organized for chefs from all over the United States. On Monday, they will visit Louisiana's seafood industry. The trip will also include visit to a shrimp boat, a processing facility, and a lunch meeting.
In the meeting, the chefs will discuss about the Gulf seafood safety issue with the chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
At the end of the meeting, a block party in St. Bernard Parrish will be held. In that party, the chefs will cook their favorite cuisine and the money will be donated for the welfare of those people who lost their house in Hurricane Katrina.
In the event, Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford of White House, eight chefs from Louisiana, and chefs from other regions like Seattle, Phoenix, and Miami participated.
It is apposite to note that in the month of April, there was an explosion in the Deepwater Horizon, which killed as many as 11 workers and gallons of oil got leaked in the water. After that incident, it was suspected that the Gulf Coast seafood was no longer safe to eat.
To lessen the fears among people regarding the oil-tainted seafood, Gulf shrimp was cooked for the White House staff members and for the journalists.