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Derek Figueroa, Seattle Fish CEO & President, was featured this week on the Aquademia Podcast in an episode covering the topic of "Sustainable Seafood in the Restaurant Industry". Listen to the full episode on the Aquademia website, Apple Podcasts or Spotify to learn more about why restaurants have continued to prioritize responsible seafood even with the challenges presented by COVID and its effects.
Happy National Oyster Day, friends! If you're looking to enjoy oysters at home today (or any day!), Seattle Fish CEO & President Derek Figueroa has some great tips for you on this segment by Good Morning America. Not only are oysters delicious, they are extremely sustainable and also versatile! Did you know that oysters take on the characteristics of the environment in which they are brought up in? This is the oyster's "merrior" or "sense of place" and it's the reason why no matter how many oysters you try, they will all have a unique flavor profile. This is also why they are Derek's favorite food. Cheers!
Did you know National Oyster Day is this Friday, August 5th? Oysters hold a special place in our hearts at Seattle Fish Co. because back in 1918, our founder Mose Iacino started this company as a way to sell the oysters that he sourced from Seattle to local chefs in Denver. We're thrilled to share this Forbes article featuring our CEO & President Derek Figueroa, where he shares tips for how to best enjoy oysters at home and in restaurants! Check out the article inside.
Seattle Fish is proud to partner with Miller Poultry to bring their all-natural, high-quality chicken to our customers! Our Gourmet Sales Manager Brandi and Sales Representative Diane recently had the opportunity to visit the Miller Poultry farm in Orland, Indiana and experience first-hand the passion, care, and hands-on approach that the Miller family puts into their family business – from the hen house, all the way to the harvesting facility. More details inside!
This month our featured "Fun Fish" is Goldspotted Sand Bass sourced from Baja California. This fish is often compared to grouper and is an excellent alternative to more expensive sea bass or snappers. Its clean flavor makes it a perfect choice for ceviche! Inside you'll find a recipe for Goldspotted Sand Bass Aguachile developed by Chef Michael Poompan, Executive Chef of The Slate Hotel in Denver, which we hope will encourage you to showcase this product on your summer menu or specials board.
This month our featured "Fun Fish" is Greenland Turbot sourced from Niceland Seafood in Iceland. Greenland Turbot is part of the right-eye flounder family, which contains Atlantic and Pacific Halibut. However, in the USA it has to be sold as "Greenland Turbot" due to FDA regulations. Iceland catches decent quantities of the species as a bycatch from March-August, so this is the best time of year to eat it fresh vs refreshed. Inside you'll find a recipe for Lemon Pepper Crusted Turbot developed by Chef Dominic Menna, which we hope will encourage you to showcase this product to your customers!
Derek Figueroa, Seattle Fish CEO & President, was featured on FOX31 broadcast news, sharing the news that our Larimer Points & Maroon Bells oysters are now available in local King Soopers and City Market grocery stores. Check out the segment inside.
This month our featured "Fun Fish" is Black Grouper sourced from Nicaragua. This fish has a very mild flavor, somewhere in between seabass and halibut, with large, chunky flakes almost like lobster or crab. Black Grouper is very easy to prepare and can be baked, broiled, fried, grilled or steamed. Inside you'll find a recipe for Mediterranean-Style Black Grouper, which we hope will encourage you to showcase this product to your customers!
Kelly Phillips joined the Seattle Fish Human Resources team in May 2021, quickly acclimating to the role and becoming a pivotal member of our SFC family. In fact, if you’ve applied for a job at Seattle Fish in the last year, chances are one of the first people you interacted with was Kelly! As Senior Human Resources Coordinator, Kelly’s main job responsibilities include encouraging employee retention, acting as the main point of contact for all employee benefit enrollment questions, conducting new employee orientation, recruiting for active role openings and handing day-to-day HR responsibilities.