New Sustainable Seafood Training Program – Free and Online

From our friends at Chefs Collaborative comes the following announcement:

We’re excited to share our new online sustainable seafood training program, Green Chefs, Blue Ocean, with you! We’ve been working hard with the Blue Ocean Institute over the past year to develop this exciting resource. Green Chefs, Blue Ocean equips members of the culinary community to purchase, prepare, and promote sustainable seafood in their kitchens and restaurants.  The online course is made up of seven lessons (about 15 minutes each) and intended for culinary schools, restaurant owners, chefs and their staffs.

Green Chefs, Blue Ocean is:

  • Comprehensive: from catch methods to menu specials, the course covers the what and how of sustainable seafood.
  • Flexible: Seven modular lessons designed with busy culinary students and chefs in mind.
  • Dynamic: Interviews with leading chefs and interactive exercises keep users engaged.
  • Available at no charge in the first year.

The program will help users:

  • Understand what makes seafood ocean-friendly.
  • Implement sustainable seafood programs in restaurants.
  • Stand out among their peers as leaders in responsible culinary practices.
  • Guide sourcing to ensure fish on restaurant menus, now and for generations to come.

We’ve also developed a website, www.oceanfriendlychefs.org that houses the program along with further resources to learn about sustainable seafood. You can also link to it via our website, www.chefscollaborative.org. If you’re interested in using the tool to train your staff or your students, please contact me at leigh@chefscollaborative.org. Thanks for your interest!