The Louisiana Soul Food Fall Festival was three days of amazing Southern Cuisine, live music, a Vendor’s Village, a Judged Soul Food Cooking Competition, and various awards for culinary excellence. The event was held at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds from August 27th through August 29th. The chef competition was hosted by Celebrity Chef Darrell Johnson, Food Network Great Food Truck Race Season 10 Winner. Chef Competition Judges included SB Magazine’s Account Executive, Laura Scott Speer, and SB Magazine’s Executive Editor, Elizabeth Beard Deal.

SB Magazine Executive Editor Elizabeth Beard Deal, as one of the Louisiana Soul Food Festival Judges, along with SB Account Executive Laura Scott Speer, and Chef and Owner of NOLA Creations, Darrell Johnson.

Louisiana Soul Food Cook-off Judges Laura Scott Speer, Attorney Jacqueline Scott, and SB Executive Editor Elizabeth Beard Deal.

Laura Scott Speer, Chef Panderina Pansou, and SB Executive Editor Elizabeth Beard Deal.

Attorney Jacqueline Scott and Chef Darrell Johnson.

Chef Krystal Lindsay of “A Taste of Heaven” Catering competes in the Louisiana Soul Food Chef Cook-Off.

Chef Eric Landry from “A Father’s Love” Catering with daughter Ariana.

Chef Greta Taylor of Taylor’s Catering and Restaurant competes in the Louisiana Soul Food Chef Cook-Off.