New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, in collaboration with the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Coastal Foodshed, and New Bedford Farmers’ Market, is pleased to present the 2018 Seafood Throwdown on Thursday, August 23rd. This free event will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Custom House Square located in downtown New Bedford.
Chef Kevin Gibbons, Executive Chef at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Chef Michael Comire, Executive Chef at University of Rhode Island, will compete to create a winning dish using a surprise, locally caught seafood ingredient and local produce purchased at the New Bedford Farmers’ Market. The secret ingredient is an abundant, underappreciated, and underutilized species of seafood.
Judging their creations will be Chef Ed Roszak, 2017 Seafood Throwdown Champion; Brendan Kurie of The Standard Times; and Diane Nanfelt, co-owner of Kyler’s Catch Seafood Market.
Seafood Throwdowns are a collaboration between the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and fishing communities, providing a unique opportunity for the public to learn more about our local seafood, local fishing fleet, and fisheries related issues. The chefs can bring three of their favorite ingredients. When the secret seafood ingredient is revealed, they are given $25 and 15 minutes to shop the New Bedford Farmers’ Market for additional ingredients. After their shopping spree, they have one hour to cook and present their entry for the judges’ consideration. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to watch in comfort. Limited sampling will be available for audience members.