Guest Scott Landry, a chef, and star of a traveling cooking comedy show joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss Louisiana’s most popular food dish – gumbo! The trio discusses the best practices to make the soup-like dish in addition to the cultural impact gumbo has on the Louisiana people. Tune in to learn more about why gumbo is so important to Southwest Louisiana and why roux is the essential ingredient.  


Chef Scott Landry is a Lake Charles native that debuted as a professional chef at the age of nineteen when he prepared a Cajun banquet for 145 fraternity brothers at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. After graduating from college, he spent the next fifteen years in the food service industry, eventually opening his own catering company. From there, he launched his nationally known Chef Landry’s Comedy Cajun Dinner Shows. He now travels around the country sharing Cajun food and comedy at fairs, festivals, conventions, corporate events, and fundraisers.  

Chef Landry has served senators and congressmen, movie stars and music luminaries, royalty, and three presidents while sharing stages with such notable chefs as Paul Prudhomme, Marlin Yan, John Foles, and Chef Tell. 


Seafood Palace opened its doors in 2001, taking over a location that has served fresh seafood for 50+ years. The seafood is delivered daily out of Hackberry in Cameron and is prepared using the Papania family recipes. The menu boasts a large array of fried and boiled seafood, gumbo, po'boys, and more. Stop in for lunch or dinner conveniently located between downtown Lake Charles and McNeese State, on Enterprise Blvd.