Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown serves up sustainable sustenance

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Celebrated B.C. chefs will once again take the plunge in the name of sustainable seafood when they cook up their creations for the Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown.

Fifteen regional chefs, including many from behind the stoves at popular Vancouver restaurants, will convene November 19, 2014 at the Vancouver Aquarium, serving up their creative spins on chowder using ocean-friendly seafood.

Top honours will be awarded by a panel of distinguished judges, as well as the guests, who will get to taste all 15 chowders with craft beer pairings.

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Allison Kuhl Photography

Among the competitiors are the 2013 champs, including Forage’s Chris Whittaker, who won last year’s Judges’ Choice, and YEW seafood + bar’s Ned Bell, who took the People’s Choice.

The popular annual cooking competition aims to raise awareness about the dangers of over-fishing, and how delectable sustainable seafood can be.

Here’s the full list of participating chefs:

  • Chef Chris Whittaker, Forage Restaurant (defending Judges’ Choice champion)
  • Chef Ned Bell, YEW seafood + bar (defending People’s Choice champion)
  • Chef Nicolas Hipperson, Raincity Grill
  • Chef Tyler Dallner, Edible Canada
  • Chef Trevor Bird, Fable Restaurant
  • Chef Atticus Garant, giovane café + eatery at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
  • Chef Daisuke Fukasaku, Fukasaku of Prince Rupert
  • Chef Tret Jordan, Homer St. Café and Bar
  • Chef Randy Jones, Mile One Eating House
  • Chef Jeff Szombaty, Mosaic Grille at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver
  • Chef Ryan Bissell, Perch Restaurant
  • Chef Alex Hon, West Restaurant
  • Chef Todd Bright, Wild Rice
  • Chef Paul deRidder, Beez Kneez Catering
  • Chef Tim Bedford, Vancouver Aquarium

Tickets are $63 per person and are expected to sell out, so get tickets early to avoid disappointment. The Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is a 19+ event.

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2014

  • Date: November 19, 2014
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: $63.00 per person. Buy tickets here.
  • Note: This is a 19+ event

 

Featured image: 2013 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown winner from Forage (Allison Kuhl Photography)

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