Students with Nicholls State University’s Chef John Folse Culinary Institute will be showcasing their best dishes in the annual six-week Bayou Cook-Off Competition which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dansereau House Bed and Breakfast in downtown Thibodaux.

The public is invited to attend the competition sponsored by Rouses and hosted by the Dansereau House. The contest will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday for six weeks.

The dishes will be judged by a panel of culinary experts and community leaders.

Each week’s winner will move on to compete against another student chef the following week. Free tastings will be available.