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Baton Rouge chef Jay Ducote, left, tells 'Chopped' host Ted Allen about a dish he's working in a recent episode of the Food Network show.


Chef and food enthusiast Jay Ducote hosts a "Chopped"-style dinner in Baton Rouge next week. 

Ducote will go head-to-head with chef/barbecue queen Lynnae Oxley-Loupe of Sugars Barbecue in Portland, Oregon, in the "Red, White & Showdown" event.

The cook-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Tickets are now on sale for $75 at The location of the event will be emailed to ticket holders prior to the event. The event will take place in Baton Rouge. 

Oxley-Loupe and Ducote faced off in early January on an episode of "Chopped: Gold Medal Games." Think of this event as a rematch with the chefs competing in a mystery basket throwdown. Ducote will have the help of sous chef Aimee Tortorich. Oxley-Loupe will work with sous chef Jennifer Breithaupt. 

The chefs will create an appetizer, entree and dessert using mysterious ingredients as well as other items from the Bite & Booze pantry. Guests will feast on all six dishes then determine which dish will get chopped. 

In other news, Ducote's first restaurant Gov't Taco is set to open this year in the upcoming White Star Market, a food hall located at 4624 Government Street. 

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