Jay Ducote spends most of his time as a food and beverage writer, blogger, radio host, speaker, video producer, culinary personality, chef, and hugger.
Jay resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, though he travels as much as he can. He finished runner-up on Season 11 of the hit reality competition show Food Network Star. He has also been named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, has appeared as himself on HBO’s drama series Treme, and has been featured on multiple programs such as Cutthroat Kitchen, The Kitchen, and Burgers, Brew & Que on Food Network, Eat St. on the Cooking Channel, and Last Call Food Brawl on Destination America.
The Bite and Booze Radio Show, produced and hosted by Jay, won a 2014 Taste Award for best food or drink radio broadcast in the country and the 2015 Uniquely Louisiana Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. In 2014, Jay launched Jay D’s Louisiana Barbecue Sauce. In 2015, he released Jay D's Blanc du Bois in collaboration with West Monroe's Landry Vineyards, followed by his latest product, Louisiana Molasses Mustard. Jay D's Spicy & Sweet Barbecue Rub will debut in 2016.
Jay's goal is to create content celebrating Louisiana's culinary culture as he continues to cook, write, speak, entertain, and hug for a living.