Colorado chef, Kelly Whitaker discussed West Coast groundfish today in an op-ed piece within the LA Times. Kelly is the owner and executive chef of Boulder’s, Basta and Denver’s Cart-Driver. He has a deep passion for the sustainability of our food industry and is a highly active member of Chefs Collaborative, a national nonprofit that is focused on changing the way America eats and fixing our broken food system.
The topic of Kelly’s piece is West Coast groundfish and what chefs and diners can (and should!) do as a next step in reviving and sustaining this fishery. After years of work by fisherman, regulators, conservationists, academics and observers, the West Coast groundfish fishery went from being declared a federal disaster to being rated sustainable and deemed well managed by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program and MSC. In the LA Times article, Kelly challenges chefs to embrace these revived species and add them to their menu. Alike, he suggests seafood consumers to ask their local fishmonger for a West Coast groundfish species such as: rockfish, sole, sanddabs, lingcod, sablefish, and skate. To learn more about what YOU can do to support this fishery, read the full article on West Coast Groundfish by Kelly Whitaker in the LA Times.
For a more in depth understanding of the West Coast groundfish’s successful journey, listen to a power-hour conference call recording with industry leaders and experts, including our very own Derek Figueroa. The power-hour was hosted by our friends at Chef’s Collaborative.
The Denver Post
By William Porter
An army marches on its stomach, Napoleon Bonaparte once said. John Elway, the Denver Bronco’s general manager and executive vice president of football operations, must feel the same way about a certain orange-clad team.
The dining room at Broncos headquarters at Dove Valley doesn’t have white tablecloths, uniformed waiters or fancy wine lists — hey, it’s basically a cafeteria.
But the food lineup resembles a menu in a high-end restaurant: Skuna Bay salmon with a lemon-caper reduction, bison bolognese over bucatini pasta, sweet potato gnocchi with sage-infused brown butter and walnuts, grilled asparagus with heirloom tomatoes, Parmesan-crusted potatoes.
And those were just the offerings on a recent Tuesday, when most of the players were taking the day off, save for a few who had wrapped up a weight-room session. When the Broncos invested $8 million...Continue reading the full article here.
Denver Business Journal
By Lisa Wirthman
As a 96-year-old business, the family-owned Seattle Fish Company has deep roots in its community. It’s a strategic investment, said President James Iacino, whose grandfather Mose founded the Denver-based company in 1918.
“We’ve really taken a look at what we’re doing in the community so that we can give back to those who supported us, and also make a stronger community for the future so that we can continue to have a presence here,” he said.
The company’s approach to philanthropy is two-pronged. To give back, it supports organizations that promote nutrition and end hunger. Looking forward, it leads efforts to educate the community on choices for sustainability….Continue reading full article here.
Denver Business Journal
The Denver Business Journal revealed the winners of the 2014 Partners in Philanthropy awards today during a lunch celebration at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. Karla Nugent of Weifield Group Contracting was honored as the Corporate Citizen of the Year.
Nominations were taken online at DenverBusinessJournal.com for several months. Nominees in each category were judged on their philanthropic commitment to the community, integration of their charitable commitment into their company culture and more.
An editorial panel — including judges Sharon Knight, president and CEO, Warren Village; Joan Mazak, president and CEO, Make-a-Wish Foundation of Colorado; andKevin Seggelke, president and CEO, Food Bank of the Rockies — dedicated an enormous amount of time to reviewing and scoring the numerous nominations. Our judges did recuse themselves of voting for any individual company with which they had a direct working relationship…Continue reading full article here.