Keller, Brown to Headline Aquarium's 'Cooking' Event


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 23, 2008

Renowned chef Thomas Keller and Food Network star Alton Brown will be honored at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's eighth annual Cooking for Solutions sustainable seafood event in May, part of the aquarium's 25th anniversary celebration.

Celebrity chefs selected for their leadership in promoting ocean-friendly practices will create gourmet dishes, host food and wine tours and offer demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood and organic ingredients. For the May 15 to 16 celebration, all proceeds support the nonprofit aquarium's Seafood Watch sustainable-seafood program.

Keller, chef/owner of The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., is one of the most respected chefs in the United States. He will receive the Conservation Leadership Award Chef of the Year.

The Educator of the Year award will be presented to Brown, chef, author and host of the Food Network's "Good Eats" program and lead commentator and judge on "Iron Chef America."

Thirteen other noted chefs from across the United States and Canada will also be named "ambassadors" of sustainable seafood. Other events scheduled include the annual gala dinner, a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception with Brown, cookbook signing with Thomas Keller, cooking demonstrations and the fourth Sustainable Seafood Challenge, an "Iron Chef" style competition.

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