NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River
, captured second place at the 2009 Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday in New Orleans. Fischbach is director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT. The cook-off featured 15 teams, each preparing a domestic-seafood dish that reflected the cuisine of their home state. Fishbach and his sous chef Erik Weatherspool were given one hour, start to finish, to prepare 10 plates of his seared scallops dish.