In recent years the “food scene” has exploded across the American consciousness. From television networks devoted entirely to food to festivals focusing on every aspect of the industry, food is on everyone’s mind. One of the best movements to come out of this gastronomic renaissance has been that of sustainability. Many restaurants source local and look for organic products, but when it comes to seafood, there was not a clear set of sustainable guidelines.
Enter the Monterey Bay Aquarium and their Seafood Watch® Program. The program sets these guidelines for the supplier and the consumer and their Cooking for Solutions event brings together culinary stars for three days of fantastic food and fellowship designed to educate and raise money toward the stewardship of the ocean. This year’s Cooking for Solutions event kicks-off May 18th and runs through the 20th at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The event features over 40 award winning chefs and television personalities including the Portola Hotel & Spa’s very own Executive Chef, Jason Giles preparing sustainable seafood in an incredible environment. With a variety of events from the Opening Night Gala and the weekend’s Salon Series to the Celebrity Chef’s LIVE series and the Food & Wine Adventure, you are sure to find an event that fits your taste. So learn the ins and outs of sustainable seafood and helping to save the seas at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions event. Your taste buds will thank you and so will the ocean!