FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2017
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Top SF Seafood Chefs Come Together to Help Save Salmon
Special fundraising dinner March 16 for the Golden Gate Salmon Association
SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA), a coalition of salmon advocates on a mission to protect and restore California’s largest salmon runs, today announced the second annual Outdoorsmen for Salmon fundraising dinner, slated for March 16 at the Presidio Log Cabin, 1299 Storey Ave. in San Francisco. This year’s dinner features an ensemble cast of world-famous chefs from five of San Francisco’s top seafood restaurants, all of which will contribute their special delicacies.
Chefs participating in the event include:
• Chef Charles Phan, owner of the Slanted Door — San Francisco’s top restaurant — and a known advocate of California salmon.
• Chef Parker Ulrich, executive chef and founder of Waterbar restaurant which is in the forefront of seafood transparency.
• Chef Christine Wells, owner of Fine & Rare Restaurant that focuses on education through culinary seafood experiences.
• Chef Matthew Dolan of 25 Lusk Restaurant, who just released a highly acclaimed sustainable seafood cookbook.
• Top staff from Scoma’s Restaurant, the top seafood purveyor in Northern California.
Beverages are generously donated by Seghesio Winery, Masterson’s 10-year Whiskey, Kirk and Sweeny Rum and Anchor Brewing. It will be a night celebrating delicious food, city views, open taps and an auction featuring fishing charters, custom artwork, coastal experiences and more. The dinner will be hosted by Adam Messner, Allison Rhodes Messner and Fine & Rare’s Ted Wilson.
All proceeds benefit GGSA’s work to restore Central Valley rivers that feed both the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the communities that rely on salmon as a long-term, sustainable commercial, recreational and cultural resource. Salmon recovery is GGSA’s passion.
The night begins at 7:15 with a cocktail hour followed by dinner, an exploration of each chef’s seafood offering. Tickets are $150 or $1500 for a table of ten. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit goldengatesalmon.org or call 855-251-4472.
The Golden Gate Salmon Association (www.goldengatesalmonassociation.org) is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fisherman, businesses, restaurants, a native tribe, environmentalists, elected officials, families and communities that rely on salmon. GGSA’s mission is to protect and restore California’s largest salmon producing habitat comprised of the Central Valley river’s that feed the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the communities that rely on salmon as a long-term, sustainable, commercial, recreational and cultural resource.
Currently, California’s salmon industry is valued at $1.4 billion in economic activity annually and about half that much in economic activity and jobs again in Oregon in a normal season. The industry employs tens of thousands of people from Santa Barbara to northern Oregon. This is a huge economic bloc made up of commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen (fresh and salt water), fish processors, marinas, coastal communities, equipment manufacturers, the hotel and food industry, tribes, and the salmon fishing industry at large.
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