We've got something really special up here in the Okanagan. A beautiful supply of sustainable and delicious seafood, all brought to us by Codfather's Seafood.
Jon Crofts and his family have been going far past the extra mile to bring us the best of the ocean, at record speed, making for the most fresh seafood available. Jon is famed to often beat the Vancouver suppliers to the fresh-off-boat fish and seafood, getting fish to our local chef's like Rod Butters of Raudz Hospitality Group, Roger Sleiman of Quails' Gate Estate Winery, Rob Walker of Liquidity Bistro and of course Codfathers' own Executive Chef Ross Derrick, plus the several other Oceanwise abiding chefs in the valley. This means it's on your plate just as fast as any seafaring ( and sea-eating) Vancouverite. Isn't that awesome? We think so.
In this news tidbit, Codfather's is bringing some Okanagan awesome to the coast! Executive Chef Ross Derrick will be representing in the Chowder Chowdown in Vancouver at The Vancouver Aquarium, with Vancouver's top chefs. Here is the press release below. Send Chef Rob off with some good Okanagan cheers, and make sure to get to Codfather's Seafood to stock up for your next seafood feast.
TOP VANCOUVER OCEAN WISE CHEFS FACE OFF IN CHOWDER CHOWDOWN
Vancouver, BC – Fall brings with it cloudy skies and cooler air, but it’s also an excuse to warm up by indulging in delicious comfort food. Vancouver foodies will have a chance to sample some of the city’s best cold weather cuisine at the Vancouver Aquarium’s annual Ocean Wise™ Chowder Chowdown at the Vancouver Aquarium.
On November 18, 14 top Vancouver chefs will go head to head, vying to have their original, sustainable chowder creation crowned 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Champion. Event attendees will have their say too by casting a ballot to crown the People’s Choice award winner. The mouthwatering Ocean Wise chowders will be paired with refreshing, local craft beer.
“This annual event brings together Vancouver’s culinary heavyweights and seafood lovers, united by their support for sustainable seafood. This year marks the 10 year anniversary for the Ocean Wise program. What began with a small group of partners has now expanded across the country, and we continue to see incredible momentum in the sustainability movement,” said Ann-Marie Copping, Ocean Wise program manager. “Overfishing is the biggest issue our oceans are facing and through participation in events like this the Vancouver community helps to generate awareness, continue the dialogue around seafood sustainability and do their part to spread the message.”
The 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges. This year the restaurants include:
· ARC at the Fairmont Waterfront - Chef Alessandro Vianello
· Bao Down - Chef Greg Edwards
· Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar - Chef Roger Ma
· Codfathers - Chef Ross Derrick
· Earls Test Kitchen - Chef David Wong
· Fetch Restaurant at the Black Rock Resort - Chef Ceri Wackett
· Fukasaku of Prince Rupert - Chef Daisuke Fukasaku
· Glowbal - Chef Ryan Gauthier
· Hart House Restaurant - Chef Mike Genest
· Mosaic Grill at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver - Chef Jeff Szombaty
· Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts - Chef Ben Kiely
· Prestons Restaurant + Lounge - Chef Shelley Robinson
· Showcase Restaurant at the Downtown Marriott - Chef Frank Gort
· Vancouver Aquarium - Chefs Melissa Blomly, Natasha Blomly and Tim Bedford
Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise™
Overfishing is the single biggest threat our oceans face today. With more than 600 partners across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. www.oceanwise.ca.