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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.
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.
This month our featured "Fun Fish" is Wolffish sourced from Niceland Seafood in Iceland (the only MSC-certified fishery for Wolffish)! We're particularly excited to feature this fish because it is currently prime season for Wolffish, which runs from March through July. Though this fish is available year-round, prime season provides the absolute best quality product. Inside you'll find a recipe for Wolffish en Papillote with Garlic Herb Butter, which we hope will encourage you to showcase this product to your customers!
Seattle Fish Company is pleased to announce that Sandra Rietkerk has been promoted to Purchasing Supervisor! At Seattle Fish, our purchasing team is responsible for connecting with our vendors to source the high-quality sustainable seafood and gourmet products that end up in our local restaurants, shops and retail stores. Sandra joined the Seattle Fish family in December 2018, in the role of Retail Sales Support, assisting the sales team for Whole Foods Market and King Soopers. In October 2019, she moved into a full-time role in purchasing. She was promoted to Purchasing Supervisor in November 2021.
Derek Figueroa, Seattle Fish CEO & President, was featured in this month's Progressive Grocer magazine covering the topic of "Retaining Post-Pandemic Seafood Customers", along with many other industry leaders. "Consumers shop with their conscience,” notes Seattle Fish Co.’s Figueroa. “Distributors and retailers have an obligation to provide transparent, credible information about food so consumers can make their own personal choices that align with their values, goals and beliefs.”
Our featured "Fun Fish" in March is Red Kingklip sourced from Panama, which is characterized for its white, moist, tender and slightly sweet meat. This month we partnered with Elevation Foodservice Reps to prepare a Kingklip à la Meunière recipe. SFC R&D Chef Peter Rauen prepared the recipe "old school", using a five-burner gas range, and Chef Howard Lewis, Elevation Account Manager/Chef, prepared the recipe using the TurboChef i3 Rapid Cook Oven. Inside you'll find the recipe, which we hope will encourage you to showcase this product to your customers!
This year, Sea Pact has committed to publishing a quarterly newsletter to share information with its members, such as organizational updates, current projects the group is funding, and more. As a founding member of Sea Pact, Seattle Fish Company is excited to share this newsletter with our customers, vendors and community, providing updates and transparency around the work we do within the group.
Seattle Fish Company is pleased to announce Chris DiVincenzo has been hired as the company's Controller. Chris joined the Seattle Fish team in September 2021, having previously worked as Accounting Manager for a local tech startup. As Controller, Chris and his team are responsible for implementing proper accounting processes and ensuring the financial statements we report are accurate and complete.
Our featured "Fun Fish" for February is the White Snapper sourced from Panama! White Snapper have white meat that is tinted pink from its red skin. Their meat is flaky, mildly sweet, lean and moist. This fish is delicious simply grilled, baked, or blackened. Find a recipe for Cajun White Snapper with Tomato Cream Sauce inside!