Top B.C. Chefs Will Go Head-to-Head in Delicious Battle for Best Sustainable Seafood Chowder This February

Tickets on sale now for the Ocean Wise Seafood Program’s annual Chowder Chowdown Vancouver

Vancouver, B.C. — This winter, thirteen of British Columbia’s finest chefs will take over the Vancouver Aquarium for a guaranteed fiercely delicious duel at this year’s Chowder Chowdown, presented by Ocean Wise Conservation Association’s Seafood Program. Happening Thursday, February 20, attendees will have the chance to sample and vote on their favourite sustainable chowder recipes from B.C.’s most notable chefs, while enjoying craft beer, spirits and wine—making this is a competition where truly everyone in attendance is a winner.

This year, guests will be treated to an all-star lineup of chefs hoping to take home top prizes including ‘Chowder Champion’, ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Best Beer Pairing’; competing for these titles will be:

You can learn more about the competitors and their culinary credentials here.

The event is part of Ocean Wise Conservation Association’s coast-to-coast battle to claim the coveted Chowder Champion title, with a matching event happening February 26 in Toronto. Both are held annually to help promote awareness for sustainable seafood and raise critical funds to further the Ocean Wise Sustainable Seafood Program’s mission.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to gather foodies and friends, beat the cold February weather and support an incredible movement,” said Sophika Kostyniuk, manager of the Ocean Wise Seafood Program. “We’re thrilled to have such a passionate and talented group of chefs on this journey to healthier oceans with us.”

Ticket prices include the chance to taste all the chowders alongside beverages from local favorites like Lonetree, Whistler Brewing, Yellowdog and Phillips. All proceeds directly support the Ocean Wise Seafood Program, which helps to ensure healthy lakes rivers and oceans for generations to come.

Grab your tickets today to make sure you don’t miss out on this winter’s most delicious competition!

Ocean Wise® Seafood Program

Ocean Wise® Seafood Program Overfishing is a major threat to our oceans. With thousands of Ocean Wise seafood partner locations across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to choose sustainable seafood for the long-term health of our oceans. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is our assurance of an ocean friendly seafood choice.

Ocean Wise® Conservation Association

Ocean Wise is a global conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Ocean Wise is focused on education, research, and direct-action conservation. Utilizing both scientific and traditional knowledge, Ocean Wise equips and inspires youth, citizens, businesses and governments to take action. Ocean Wise is the parent company of the Vancouver Aquarium and runs direct action programs such as Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and Ocean Wise Sustainable Seafood Program. Learn more at


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