JWU Joins Jacques Pépin Foundation and Chefs' Collaborative for Sustainable Seafood Symposium

Story by JWU Media Relations , on May 23, 2018 4:07 PM

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Providence, R.I. – May 23, 2018 – How sustainable is aquaculture? That's a question frequently asked along the East coast of the U.S. and beyond. It is the subject of the "Sustainable Seafood Symposium," organized by Johnson & Wales University (JWU), the Chefs' Collaborative, and the Jacques Pépin Foundation, to be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 1 – 6 p.m. at the Harborside Campus.

The line-up of speakers includes national and regional authorities of the sustainable seafood movement and past James Beard nominees. Among them are:

"There will be an energy at this symposium that will bring home the impact we all have upon our oceans," notes Chef Rollie Wesen, symposium organizer, JWU assistant professor, and executive director, Jacques Pépin Foundation. "Through TED-style presentations, we'll explore how the food choices we make as consumers and food professionals can positively change the way the world eats." 

Seating is limited for the event, which is open to the public. A reception will follow featuring local oysters, a caviar tasting, and Fool Proof Brewing beverages. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Tickets are $75. Proceeds will benefit Chefs' Collaborative, now celebrating its 25th year of raising awareness about the challenges with seafood sustainability. To register for the event visit: Seafood-Symposium.eventbrite.com.

About Johnson & Wales University
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 14,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 124 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

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