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HISTORIC JAMES BEARD HOUSE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL SKUNA BAY ‘SALMON SEDUCTION’ DINNER ON FEBRUARY 25, 2015 WITH SOME OF AMERICA’S GREAT CHEFS

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

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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-open...


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VANCOUVER ISLAND’S SKUNA BAY CRAFT RAISED SALMON SERVED TO CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER AND AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER TONY ABBOTT

Harvested from Grieg Seafoods’ Concepcion Sea Farm in Nootka Sound, Chef Louis Simard of Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa prepared a perfect Skuna Bay Salmon tartar for Head of State Dinner on Monday, June 9, 2014

Gold River, B.C. (June 10, 2014) — The Craftsman Farmers of Skuna Bay proudly provided their best Skuna Bay Salmon for an official Canada Head of State dinner at Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on Monday. Chef Louis Simard, Executive Chef at the reknowned hotel, expertly prepared a tartar for the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Mrs. Laureen Harper and the Honourable Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia.

The salmon selected for this special dinner were 10-12 pound farmed Atlantic salmon from the Concepcion sea farms in Nootka Sound, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Head Farmer Steve Munro oversaw the harv...


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Craft Selected Wild Sockeye Salmon is Back

(Gold River, B.C. June 6, 2014)

FROM THE SAME PRISTINE, NATURAL, GLACIER-FED WATER THAT PRODUCES OUR OWN VANCOUVER ISLAND CRAFT RAISED SALMON.

Our Craftsmen Farmers know about good salmon. They know how important it is to have access to the best Pacific Ocean water off the coast of Vancouver Island, water with strong currents, perfect salinity and glacier-fed cold. These waters are where good salmon comes from.

Our Craftsmen Farmers also know how to spot quality, responsible fishing habits and an obsession with delivering good fish. They have found wild fishermen friends who share their passion for good salmon and who want to share in their unique process for delivering pristine, fresh-from-the-ocean fish to our customers.

So now and for the entire wild salmon season we are proud to bring you the best Skuna Bay Wild Vancouver Island Sockeye...


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CHEF SARAH SCHAFER WINS SKUNA BAY SALMON KENTUCKY DERBY CHEF CHALLENGE

The Original 28 Chef Competitors were pared down to one: Sarah Schafer from Irving Street Kitchen, Portland, OR beat Edward Sura from Perennial Virant, Chicago, IL

Gold River, B.C. (May 4, 2014) —After eight grueling first round competitions pitting 28 chefs followed by two Semi Final battles, the Final competition at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, KY was won by Chef Sarah Schafer from Irving Street Kitchen in Portland, OR. Chef Sarah beat the Eastern Semi Finalist Chef Edward Sura from Chicago’s Perennial Virant in a closely waged final cook off on April 30, 2014 at Sullivan University in Louisville.

While Chef Edward presented an almost perfect execution of seared Skuna Bay Salmon crusted with smoked and ground Bluegrass Soy mash and home pickled baby corn relish, Chef Sarah’s dish, a 90 minute cured Skuna Bay Salmon with salmon belly potato latkes an...


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SKUNA BAY SALMON KENTUCKY DERBY CELEBRITY CHEF JUDGES NAMED

Disney Signature Chef Andrew Sutton, Anaheim, CA and Tyler Wiard, Culinary Director of Elway’s, Denver, CO

Gold River, B.C. (April 21, 2014) — The Celebrity Chef Judges at this year’s Skuna Bay Kentucky Derby Chef Challenge Final are no strangers to culinary competition. Chef Tyler Wiard, Culinary Director of Elway’s in Colorado was a chef competitor in 2013’s Top Chef Seattle while Chef Andrew Sutton, Disney Signature Chef in Anahaim, CA made it to the inaugural Skuna Bay Kentucky Derby Chef Challenge Final in 2013 before being edged out by winner Carlo Lamagna of Perennial Virant. This year both chefs, leaders in the culinary field, will be on the other side of the table, judging the efforts of the two finalists at this year’s Kentucky Derby: Chefs Sarah Schafer of Irving Street Kitchen in Portland, OR and Edward Sura of Perennial Virant in Chicago, IL. Both Jud...


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