Alton Brown of Food Network fame will make a return trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions in May, joined by renowned chef Thomas Keller as top honorees.
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Keller owns the Michelin three-star restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville and is considered one of the most respected and honored chefs in the country. He will receive the Conservation Leadership Award — Chef of the Year at the eighth annual celebration. All proceeds support the nonprofit aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which has worked for the past decade to help transform the seafood market in ways that preserve healthy ecosystems and sustain ocean wildlife.
Brown and Keller especially have demonstrated leadership in promoting food practices that protect the health of the ocean and the soil. They will join other celebrated chefs to create gourmet dishes, host food and wine adventures, and offer cooking demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood and organic ingredients.
Tickets go on sale Jan. 19; Jan. 5 for aquarium members. Information: 866-963-9645 or www.cookingforsolutions.org.