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Seafood Innovation & Quality Summit

March 20, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | Free
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Seafood Innovation & Quality Summit



Join us for a day of culinary tasting, innovative local product sampling, demonstrations, and more. This event has limited capacity, so register today!

Researchers from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, University of Maine, and Oregon State University are working to enhance the quality of US seafood and need the help of chefs to do it. If you are a chef or foodservice professional in the New England area and want to help improve the quality of seafood, join us for an lively gathering giving you first access to new and innovative seafood products and processes, industry networking and more.

  • Engage with local seafood vendors on their innovative new products and efforts
  • Keynote Presentation from Barton Seaver
  • Culinary demonstrations
  • Discussion panel comprised of prominent seafood academics, local trendsetters, and chefs
  • Sample wild caught US seafood as part of research
    • Participants in research tasting to receive $50 compensation


Updated 3/17/23

8:00 a.m.        Check-in and group assignments    @Board Room

                             Light refreshments    @Maine Studio

9:00 a.m.         Opening remarks and welcome   @Maine Studio

            • Presented by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute & UMaine

9:15 a.m.           Group A: Seafood tasting   @Demo Kitchen

                              Group B: UMaine seminar   @Maine Studio

10:00 a.m.        BREAK

10:15 a.m.         Group A: UMaine seminar   @Maine Studio

                              Group B: Seafood tasting   @Demo Kitchen

11:00 a.m.         BREAK

11:15 a.m.           Group A +B: UMaine shellfish handling seminar   @Maine Studio

                              Southern Maine Community College & UMaine CTE Program: Seafood tasting   @Demo Kitchen

12:00 p.m.        BREAK

12:30 p.m.         Keynote    @Maine Studio

            • Presented by Chef, Author & Sustainable Seafood Evangelist Barton Seaver

12:45 p.m.          Expo tabling begins    @Maine Studio

            • Vendors and sampling

1:15 p.m.             Chef Demo   @Demo Kitchen

            • Presented by Chef Brian Langley of Union River Lobster Pot

2:00 p.m.          Chef Demo   @Demo Kitchen

            • Presented by Chef, Author & Sustainable Seafood Evangelist Barton Seaver

2:30 p.m.           Panel discussion wrap-up    @Maine Studio

            • Presented by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Oregon State University & UMaine

3:00 p.m.          EVENT CLOSE

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Event has limited capacity, register now to reserve your spot. Please bring a QR-code capable smartphone for research tasting.

Participants are eligible for $50 compensation upon completion of study
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March 20, 2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Categories
Conferences, Industry Meetups


O’Maine Studios
54 Danforth St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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