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On The Farm: Man On A Mission

Aquarium chef forges friendships and spreads sustainability at a Tres Pinos farm and around the world

Chef Matt Beaudin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium


For the past few months, Matt Beaudin has been playing a guessing game called “Are They or Aren’t They?”

Beaudin, executive chef for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, has been trying to figure out if his three female sheep—shy, shaggy, prehistoriclooking creatures called Jacob sheep, thought to be the first domesticated breed—are pregnant.

It’s not an easy ...

SeaWeb Announces Seafood Champion Award Finalists

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 9:55 pm MDT


Sustainability advocates from around the world, working up and down the supply chain, drive progress through leadership, innovation, vision and an activist spirit

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 20, 2017

SeaWeb today announced 16 finalists for the 2017 Seafood Champion Awards who have demonstrated brilliance and tenacity in working across borders, language barriers and industries to change our relationship with the sea. From fish cops in East Africa to the creator of easily replicated 3-D ocean ...

Oakland Zoo Partners with Service Systems Associates for Quality Guest Retail and Culinary Experience


The Oakland Zoo has selected Service Systems Associates to provide retail and culinary guest services at the zoo.

“Our visitors deserve the highest standard of quality, and I have absolute confidence in SSA’s ability to deliver that standard.” – Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo President & CEO

Oakland Zoo has partnered with Denver-based Service Systems Associates (SSA), a national leader in culinary and retail management in cultural attractions. The company was selected to operate the culinary ...

The Houston Zoo’s New Food Program Is Delicious, Sustainable and Getting Better

As of January 21, everything from bread to chicken tenders is homemade, but just wait for the barbecue pit.

By Alice Levitt 2/1/2017 at 8:00am

1 of 9 There are two different mac ‘n’ cheese recipes prepared onsite. A stovetop mac with Velveeta at Twiga Café will satisfy kids, but this baked version at Cypress Circle is tangy with cheddar and crisped on top with crumbs from homemade bread. Image: Alice Levitt