Alaska Symphony of Seafood dates set
The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) on Wednesday announced that the 2010 Symphony of Seafood new products competition will be held on 3 February in Seattle and on 19 February in Anchorage, Alaska.
The 17th annual contest is divided into three categories: Retail (salmon, whitefish or shellfish), Foodservice (salmon, whitefish or shellfish) or Smoked Products. Judging is based on packaging and presentation, overall eating experience, price and potential for commercial success.
After products are reviewed, chefs, producers, buyers, sellers and media will be allowed to vote for the Seattle People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the Seattle Open House on 3 February.
The grand prize and first, second and third place winners in each category, as well as the winner of the Anchorage People’s Choice Award, will be announced on 19 February at the Gala Soiree in Anchorage.
First place winners from each category and both People’s Choice winners receive booth space at the International Boston Seafood Show in March 2010, as well as airfare to and from the show.
The event gives seafood promoters the opportunity to introduce new and innovative value-added seafood products from Alaska fisheries and gain exposure with industry and culinary experts, seafood distributors and national media. The overall goal is to inspire better use of Alaska’s natural seafood resources.
The deadline for this year’s competition is 8 January.