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Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon Featured by Great Chefs: James Beard Award Winning Anne Kearney, Brandon Foster, Michael Costa, Yuhi Fujinaga, Michael Gabriel and Brian Howard


GOLD RIVER, BC (February 9, 2015)— Skuna Bay Salmon and six talented chefs from around America are to be featured at the historic James Beard House with the third annual “Salmon Seduction” dinner on February 25, 2015. The Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon will again be served at this special dinner by chefs representing some of the country’s most well-known culinary centers: Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Denver, New York City and a former James Beard Award Winning Chef from Dayton, OH. Plying their talents at this special dinner will be James Beard Award-winning Chef Anne Kearney from Rue Dumaine in Dayton, OH; Chef Brian Howard from his soon-to-be-opening restaurant Harvest & Larder in Las Vegas; Chef Yuhi Fujinaga from Patina Restaurant Group’s renowned Manhattan eatery The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center; Chef Michael Costa from legendary Chef Jose Andres’ Washington, D.C. restaurant Zaytinya; and Chef Brandon Foster from Vesta Dipping Grill in Denver, CO. Providing a special dessert will be Pastry Chef Michael Gabriel, also from the The Sea Grill in Manhattan.

“The James Beard Foundation champions the best of the American food culture and is synonymous with food and dining excellence,” said Stewart Hawthorn, Head Farmer for Skuna Bay Salmon. “Skuna Bay Salmon is honored to be featured again at the historic James Beard House and even more thrilled to have some of the nation’s best chefs there on February 25th to cook with it.”

The chefs were selected as the featured chefs because all fit a very special requirement: not only do they hold reputations as outstanding chefs who work with only the finest ingredients, but they also have worked with Skuna Bay Salmon in their kitchens since launching in their markets and can attest to the attention to detail and responsible standards the Craftsman Farmers of Skuna Bay have set. Chef Brian Howard has himself personally visited the Skuna Bay farms in June of 2013.

“The Foundation is thrilled to again be hosting the very unique ‘Salmon Seduction’ dinner at the Beard House,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. “We look forward to enjoying the many preparations of Skuna Bay Salmon by our guest chefs.”

Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon is reared in pristine, glacial-fed waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. by a dedicated, passionate team of Craftsmen Farmers. North America’s only Craft Raised salmon’s rise in popularity began with its launch in November of 2011, and can now be found at more than 2,000 high-end restaurants and boutique retailers across 35 states and major urban markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information, please visit Follow Skuna Bay on Twitter at @SkunaBay.