(Bossier City, LA)- July 15, 2011- DiamondJacks’ own executive chef, Gunter Kilian, placed in the top four casino chefs out of 15 in Southern Gaming Magazine’s online recipe contest for the 2011 Casino Cook-Off presented by Four Roses Bourbon.

DiamondJacks Chef Gunter KilianIn the mood for good food, great cooking and a fun-filled time, Southern Gaming magazine created an online recipe contest showcasing the food creations of 15 of the Gulf Coast’s premier casino chefs. Chef Gunter along with three other top chefs, determined by ballots submitted, have been invited to compete live, “iron-chef style,” at the Grand Champion Cook Off Event presented by the Four Roses Bourbon on Saturday, September 24, 2011. This culinary event has a 28-year history serving as the largest casino culinary competition of the South and is the prime event of the 29th Annual Chefs of the Coast Festival weekend at the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The top four chefs will compete in a 45-minute timed session to create their best entrée including Four Roses Bourbon and “Fresh Gulf Coast Seafood” in front of a panel of judges and live audience. Each chef and entry will be judged on taste, flavor, medley, appearance, cleanliness and professionalism. The top winning chef will be awarded $1,000, a trophy, other great prizes, and the title, Casino Culinary King of the South. 

Serving the tourism industry for 43 years, Chef Gunter Kilian is known for his exquisite recipes, unique dishes and his great knowledge of fine cuisines. Also known as, the“Superman,” of DiamondJacks, he oversees the entire food and beverage operations at DiamondJacks. “Kilian is a valuable asset and we are pleased to have him as a part of the DiamondJacks family,” expressed Domenic Ricciardelli, Executive Vice-President and General Manager. “We would love to see Kilian compete in this great culinary competition and represent DiamondJacks Casino-Bossier City proudly.”

Southern Gaming and Destinations Magazine is the gaming authority of the South. Southern Gaming encompasses all aspects of gaming- from table games to horse racing or events to vacations- Southern Gaming has it all!


DiamondJacks Casino Resort is owned and operated by Legends Gaming, LLC and features a luxurious hotel with 559 luxurious rooms and suites, over 1,000 slot machines, 32 table games, 3 delicious restaurants, a spa/fitness center, outdoor pool, meeting/convention space, and a full-service RV park.


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