On March 17, 20 chefs from some of the world’s most celebrated restaurants will join together in San Sebastian, Spain at the Basque Culinary Center to show their support for Oceana’s global campaign, “Save the Oceans: Feed the World.”
The exclusive event will be hosted by Spanish chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz and Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca. In attendance will be chefs from all over the world, including Ferran Adrià (elBulli Foundation), Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana), Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park), Gastón Acurio (Astrid y Gastón), Alex Atala (D.O.M), and Elena Arzak (Arzak), among many others.
René Redzepi of Noma will be unable to attend, but has also pledged his support.
Oceana is the largest international organization that focuses exclusively on marine conservation. The latest call to action is an effort to create a greater global awareness for the need to establish more sustainable fishing practices and to protect marine habitats from further destruction. The organization uses the influence of a team of globally renowned chefs who depend immeasurably on sustainable fishing and the conservation of resources.
“It is truly amazing that so many prominent chefs, who are so hectically busy, are coming to San Sebastian on March 17,” said chef Aduriz in a statement. “Chefs feel passionately about the importance of wild seafood, not just on the small scale and what it brings to our kitchens, but also because of its importance to the planet.”