Delta’s Field-To-Table Stage at Annual Expo Features Expert Guest Chefs

Delta’s Field-To-Table Stage at Annual Expo Features Expert Guest Chefs

Presented by BOSS Shotshells and First Lite, attendees will walk away with new recipes, tips, and tricks to take their wild game to new culinary heights

The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Expo travels to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 26 to 28, where three seminar stages will connect industry experts with attendees over the expansive, three-day event. The Field-to-Table Stage features an array of culinary masters, including top chefs Jean-Paul Bourgeois, Jay Holcomb, and Mark Merchant, all of whom will be revealing their favorite ways to give wild game unbeatable flavor and flare.

The Field-to-Table Stage will be presented by BOSS Shotshells and First Lite.

“Boss Shotshells is thrilled to join forces with Delta Waterfowl by sponsoring the Field-to-Table stage again this year,” said Meghan Superczynski of BOSS Shotshells. “The Expo is such a fantastic place to celebrate our shared passion for conservation, and to support the people and businesses that help make a lasting impact on wetland habitats and waterfowl populations.”

Find the following experts on the Field-to-Table Stage:

Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois – The outdoorsman in Bourgeois is in many ways the heart and soul of who he is. From beach bars to Michelin Stars, he has run restaurants all around the world, yet he still often catches himself daydreaming about walking the woods hunting squirrel or freezing to his core in a duck blind in hopes of shooting a limit. He encourages creativity in cuisines, so follow his recipes to a tee—or don’t. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Chef Jay Holcomb – Chef Jay Holcomb is a co-owner of Duck Blind Bistro, an idea that came together in 2012. Holcomb and co-owner John Paul Lambert have been duck hunting together for more than 24 years, and cooking in the blind or on the bank has always been a big part of their outings. In all their time at the burner, they found the one thing that was always missing from a blind breakfast was a biscuit. So, they took an idea and worked to equip duck hunters with the ultimate tool to create prime cuisine in the duck blind. Learn from these pros how to create your own Duck Blind Bistro beside your favorite honey hole!

Mark Merchant – As a professor of biochemistry at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Mark Merchant has travelled around the globe studying the immunology of crocodiles in Africa, Australia, Central and South America, and southeast Asia. Throughout his travels, he has accrued a wide variety of recipes from an extensive expanse of locations. His love for hunting and knowledge of international cuisine sparked a desire to prepare a wide variety of nontraditional culinary dishes using waterfowl. His newly published book, “Waterfowl Cuisine: From Field to Table,” has changed the way that we think about waterfowl as table fare. Join him for culinary tips from around the globe!

Plus, attendees won’t want to miss the engaging and entertaining Delta Duck Trivia! Presented by the Delta Communication’s Team, this interactive program will test the waterfowl knowledge of hunters of all ages—and deliver some great prizes along the way. Be sure to bring your smart phone and your A-game!

“The whole First Lite team and I couldn’t be more excited to join waterfowl conservationists this July in Baton Rouge,” said Ryan Callaghan of First Lite. “The Delta Expo is where great duck hunting stories and duck hunting gear turn into ducks. First Lite is proud to sponsor the Field-to-Table Stage and continue to put birds in the air through our Camo for Conservation partnership with Delta.”

You can find the full seminar schedules and the expert guest lineup for each of the three stages, here.

“Louisiana can’t come to mind without also thinking about the state’s connection to hunting and cuisine,” said Brad Heidel, senior director of corporate relations for Delta Waterfowl. “We thank BOSS and First Lite for their support and are looking forward to seeing the experts getting hands-on, demonstrating a variety of different recipes for attendees to take home and recreate for themselves!”

The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Expo is presented by Federal Premium Ammunition and is open to the public. Among its many attractions, the Expo features a 120,000-square-foot exhibit floor including decoy carving demonstrations and exhibits. There is also a duck dog parade for all to enjoy. Get more information here.

For more information, contact Brad Heidel at (651) 403-1772 or