FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Bossier City, LA)- September 28, 2011- After competiting against fifteen Gulf Coast area chefs and placing in the top four, DiamondJacks’ own Chef Gunter Kilian received the opportunity to compete on September 24 in the annual Southern Gaming Magazine’s 2011 Casino Cook-off in Biloxi, Mississippi where he took home the second place prize!
Bossier City Chef Gunter Kilian Southern Gaming Magazine’s 28th Annual Chefs of the Coast Weekend presented by Four Roses Bourbon welcomed culinary connoisseurs all of the country. The event showcased the talents of the top four chefs: Chef Chris Poplin from IP Casino Resort & Spa, Chef Abel Vergara from Seminole Casino at Coconut Creek, Chef Glen Chapman of Casino Aztar, and DiamondJacks’ own Chef Gunter Kilian.
The four chefs competed for the top honor of Casino Chef of the South in a 45-minute live chef showdown creating their best entrée with Four Roses Bourbon and fresh Gulf Coast seafood. “The DiamondJacks family is very proud of our own Chef Gunter. He represented us very well and we are so happy he’s a part of our family,” expressed Domenic Riccardelli, Executive Vice-President & General Manager.

The weekend was packed with food, fun and flair along other great events and attractions for attendees to enjoy such as evening of live music, cocktails, food stations and premium bourbon and wine tastings. “The entire weekend was a celebration of food,” expressed G. Douglas Dreisbach, Event Producer and General Manager of Southern Gaming Magazine. “When you combine a culinary event that has a 28 year history, with the largest casino culinary competition in the history of the South…you know you are cooking  up something good! We were honored to be a part of it all.”

Chef Gunter Kilian has served the tourism industry for 43 years and is known for his exquisite recipes, unique dishes and knowledge of fine cuisines. Also known as the “Superman” of DiamondJacks, he oversees the entire food and beverage operations at DiamondJacks.

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.