Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Challenge

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

While watching the “halibut battle” on Iron Chef tonight I was reminded of an email I received inviting me to the 1st Annual BC Sustainable Seafood Chowder Competition taking place tomorrow at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Come, watch and taste the creations of five of BC’s finest chefs during the first Annual BC Sustainable Seafood Chowder cook-off. The winner will be working with Raincoast Trading Ltd to develop their winning chowder into a retail product. Who should win? We invite you to join us to help our judges decide. [Vancouver Aquarium]

Competitors include: William Tse (Goldfish Pacific Kitchen), Jonathan Boerboom (Nu Restaurant), Jack Eng (Coast Plaza Hotel), Quang Dang (C Restaurant), Ross Johnston (Fairmont Waterfront Hotel). “The winning recipe will be used by Raincoast Trading in a new sustainable seafood chowder product.”

The judges will be: Julian Bond, Executive Chef (Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts), Guy Dean (Albion Fisheries), Kim Stockburn (Raincoast Trading), Sid Cross, Co-founder (BC Chefs Table Society), Sophie Liu (Global TV).

The event will be in celebration of November being declared Ocean Wise Month, “Ocean Wise is the Vancouver Aquarium’s newest conservation program committed to helping consumers make ocean-friendly seafood choices. Ocean Wise works directly with restaurants and markets helping them to make sustainable seafood purchasing decisions, in turn, those items are highlight for consumers through the use of the Ocean Wise symbol.”

If you’re looking to learn more about the Ocean Wise program, or would like to add some value to your trip to the Aquarium tomorrow, consider checking out this inaugural (and tasty) event which starts at 11:00am.

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  1. RaulMonday, November 3rd, 2008 — 9:16am PST

    OceanWise is a great eco-labelling scheme. It helps people make informed choices about where to consume more sustainable seafood options, particularly in the current state of global fisheries, where stocks are declining at alarming rates, and fishing strategies are shifting towards more sustainable processes. The Vancouver Aquarium certainly has some great programmes and activities. Thanks for highlighting these, Rebecca!

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