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Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon Featured by Great Chefs:

James Beard Awards Winner Tim McKee,

James Beard Awards Nominee Charleen Badman,

Ian Coogan, Kwame Onwuachi, Tyler Wiard, Randy Eastman


GOLD RIVER, BC (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017)— Skuna Bay Salmon and six talented chefs from around America are to be featured at the historic Beard House with the fifth annual “Salmon Seduction” dinner on September 28, 2017. 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: James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim McKee from Market House Collaborative in Minneapolis, MN; Chef Charleen Badman is a James Beard Awards-nominated Chef and co-owner of FnB in Scottsdale, AZ; Ian Coogan is the Executive Chef of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen & ABC Cocina in New York, NY; Kwame Onwuachi from Washington D.C.; Tyler Wiard from Elway’s in Colorado; and Randy Eastman from Restaurant Associate’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


“The James Beard Foundation celebrates the elite of the culinary world and is synonymous with food and dining excellence,” said Dave Mergle from Skuna Bay Salmon. “Skuna Bay Salmon is thrilled that for the 5th consecutive year our salmon will be featured again at the historic James Beard House where six of America’s great chefs will be there on September 28th 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 and can attest to the attention to detail and responsible standards the Craftsman Farmers of Skuna Bay have set.

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

Skuna Bay Craft Raised Salmon is reared in the pristine waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, by a dedicated, passionate team of craftsman farmers. North America’s only Craft Raised salmon’s rise in popularity began with its launch in the Southwest region of the United States in November of 2011, and has now been served at more than 3,500 high-end restaurants and boutique retailers across more than 35 states and major urban markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Seattle, Minneapolis, Florida, Boston and Miami.