28th Annual Sustainable Seafood Gala

Join the San Diego Oceans Foundation on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at SeaWorld San Diego’s Dolphin Point and Manta Exhibits from 6:00 – 10:00 pm for a Sustainable Seafood Celebration.

The gala will feature sustainable seafood tastings prepared by local celebrity chefs; hosted Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits and Vesper Vineyards; live musical entertainment; incredible silent auction packages; live exotic animal interactions; themed photobooth opportunities; presentation of the Dr. Roger Revelle Perpetual Award; announcement of the Ocean Leadership Award winners, and raffle prizes.

Featured celebrity guests include: Culinary Chair Andrew Spurgin, Andrew Spurgin™/Passionfish; Olivier Bioteau, Farm House Cafe; Patrick Dahms, Vela at Hilton Bayfront San Diego; Axel Dirolf, SeaWorld San Diego; Tommy Fraioli, Sea Rocket Bistro; Tommy Gomes, Catalina Offshore Products; Marguerite Grifka, Green Truck; Bernard Guillas, Marine Room; Ricardo Heredia, Alchemy Restaurant; Nanami Koshiba and Shihomi Borillo, Azuki Sushi; Melissa A. Mayer, Martini Media; Dawn Parks, The Wild Thyme Company; Javier Plascencia, Misión 19; Jeff Roberto, Sushi on a Roll; Jeff Rossman, American Terra Bistro; and Chad White, Plancha Baja Med.

This event is the San Diego Oceans Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, which funds their education and research programs in the community. Unlike most seated dinners, guests roam the 16 different celebrity chef stations where they can interact with the chefs, learn about the proteins and understand their roles in sustainability.
Since 1984, the San Diego Oceans Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, has built a legacy of providing hands-on, meaningful volunteer programs that protect ecosystems, increase the understanding of marine life and provide solutions to environmental challenges. Whether it’s educating youth about marine science, restoring fish populations, tagging and monitoring lobster or educating people to become ‘citizen scientists’, each volunteer gains a deeper appreciation for our oceans.

Proceeds from this event support SDOF’s marine science education, pollution prevention programs and research projects.

To learn more about the Gala and SDOF, please visit San Diego Oceans Foundation.

Join San Diego Oceans Foundation (SDOF) to celebrate and honor influential San Diegans who promote ocean stewardship and inspire others to make a positive contribution to our marine environment. SDOF seeks nominations for individuals, businesses, and community groups for the 2013 Ocean Leadership Awards. Awards include: Business of the Year, Community Group of the Year, Community Member of the Year, Teen of the Year (9th – 12th grade), and Youth of the Year (K – 8th grade).

To nominate or learn more about the Ocean Leadership Awards, please visit Ocean Leadership Award Nomination.

DEADLINE for Nominations: Sunday, February 18th, 2013 at 11:59PM.

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