AMCC Sustainable Seafood Throwdown


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In down town Anchorage this week four teams will be challenged to come up with a creative dish using secret ingredients, the key ingredient being various types of wild Alaskan Seafood. The Alaska Marine Conservation Council  is  hosting their version of the popular TV show Chopped.

“One of the things we are doing is the celebration of food day. Which is October 24th, and we are hosting a sustainable seafood throw-down.”

Rachel Donkersloot is the Working Waterfronts program director for AMCC. The AMCC team, along with the Alaska Food Policy Council and  many others are organizing  the competition.

“And the Event is part of our effort to strengthen the connection between seafood harvesters in Alaska. As well as consumers, chefs, and restaurants, and to make people more aware of not only where their fish comes from but who caught it and where they caught it.”

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is providing  all the seafood for this weeks seafood throw down.

“We’ve got four teams in the cook off. It’s going to be a friendly face off, and they are going to be preparing a seafood dish. They don’t know what that seafood is yet, they will find out the night of, and we will see who can do what with what we think is the finest seafood on the planet.”

There will be a round of judges to taste test the dishes. They encourage the community to come and be part of the event while enjoying tasty  treats and supporting Alaska’s seafood Industry.

“But really the Throwdown event is just meant to be fun. The focus is on community, it’s on bringing people together. It’s celebrating our fisheries and our fishing communities.”


The Sustainable Seafood Throw down is this Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30. It is a five dollar donation or a donation of hats and gloves for the down town soup kitchen in Anchorage. Find links on our website .
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