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GOLD RIVER, BC (May 3, 2019) — Skuna Bay Salmon, the award-winning Craft Raised Salmon from Vancouver Island sends one of the world’s only female salmon farmer to the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR) 2019 National Conference in Minneapolis. WCR is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance women across the culinary industry through education, promotion, connection, and inspiration, they offer opportunities for professional development, advocacy, and mentorship.

The WCR National conference was held this year in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota from April 27 – 29. The WCR National Conference is known to provide a wide-range of hands-on opportunities for women to grow and develop their knowledge of new culinary and professional development experiences.

The Farmers of Skuna Bay were honored to supply their salmon for such an extraordinary platform. “It was an amazing opportunity to connect and collaborate with all the multi-talented women at this year’s National Conference,” said Emma Rooney, Skuna Bay Salmon Specialist. “My journey into the culinary world so far has been anything but boring, speaking alongside Jeanine on our experience the experience with these inspirational women from around the nation is something I’ll never forget.”

Representing Skuna Bay Salmon at the 2019 WCR National Conference will be our East Coast Salmon Specialist, Emma Rooney. As well as Skuna Bay’s Craftswoman Farmer, Jeanine Siemens, one of a few female salmon farmers in the world.

“We were thrilled to have Jeanine and Emma join us at this year’s conference,” said Elizabeth Falkner, Board President of the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. “It was great to once again collaborate with the Craftsman Farmers and the team from Skuna Bay.”

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 2,500 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, New England, Texas, Atlanta, Hawaii and now New Mexico. Hawaii and New Mexico are the latest addition to regions served, bringing Skuna Bay Salmon closer to national U.S. distribution. Skuna Bay Salmon is advocated by well-known chefs from across America including Michael Kornick of MK in Chicago, Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja in Denver, Ed Brown of Ed’s Chowderhouse in New York, Michael Zaytinya in Washington D.C. Skuna Bay’s Minneapolis-based distributor partner The Fish Guys Inc. will ensure the cold chain is perfect in delivery Skuna Bay Salmon directly to Chefs and Restaurants participating in this years WCR National Conference


Women Chefs & Restaurateurs is an active resource for women seeking to advance culinary education and gain recognition in various areas of the food and beverage industry. This network of successful women focuses on the art and business of food and beverage, with the clear intention to support and promote their collective and individual career highlights. They support better practices, global sustainability, organic movements, equal pay, and balance in work and life.


The Fish Guys, Inc., was founded in 1993 with the desire to source the freshest and widest variety of seafood from around the globe and deliver it locally to customers who understand and appreciate uncompromising quality. With this aim, they quickly became the Midwest's premier wholesale supplier of fresh and frozen seafood. And, they did it by demonstrating respect at every step.

From their choice of fishing and farming partners and meticulous whole-fish processing to their stringent sustainability practices and unwavering customer-centric service, they treat their people, product, process, environment and customers with the utmost respect.