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Seafood Savvy with Wolfgang Puck

Georgia Aquarium and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck partner to create Seafood Savvy, an initiative created to educate the public about sustainability issues and encourage them to make environmentally responsible decisions.

Earlier this year, Wolfgang Puck announced an initiative to fight animal cruelty by no longer serving dishes that encourage cruelty to animals. Chef Puck "practiced what he preached" and began offering only sustainable and organic products in all of his catering kitchens and restaurants. In keeping with the highest standards of the health food industry and the preservation of the environment, Wolfgang began using no hormone, antibiotic free chicken that is fed 100% certified organic feed with plenty of space to qualify as free range. Mr. Puck also started using beef from sustainable ranches. By avoiding pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones, sustainable ranches help the environment and preserve the quality of the beef.

Wolfgang Puck is leading the restaurant and catering industries in living "WELL". In February 2007, Chef Puck brought his “WELL” (Wolfgang’s Eating, Loving and Living)™ program to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Ball®. The WELL program celebrates local farmers, sustainable seafood and humanely treated animals; offers the most creative seasonal menus and delicious innovative tastes; provides the finest in hospitality; supplies quality products for the well-equipped kitchen at any given price point; and provides “how to” information on fresh, all-natural, organic eating and dining well.

Thinking WELL, Wolfgang’s partnership with the Georgia Aquarium can ensure they teach consumers how to be Seafood Savvy and make educational decisions about the seafood they purchase and consume. Chef Puck is dedicated to ensure that all events at the Georgia Aquarium follow the Seafood Savvy guidelines, starting with the Cooking classes and recipes cards offered. So even if you are not cooking for a large group, "choosing sustainable seafood is a simple and effective action that we can take every time we eat at a restaurant or buy seafood. Whether you are an individual shopping for your family, a chef buying for your restaurant, or a supplier sourcing from fishing communities, our choices count," expresses Puck.

More about Wolfgang Puck

The Wolfgang Puck Companies – comprised of 14 fine dining restaurants, more than 80 Gourmet Express fast-casual restaurants, premium catering services in over 32 exclusive venues nationally and quality kitchen and food merchandise – constitute a brand standing for a culinary passion for eating and dining “well.” The brand provides only the freshest and healthiest all-natural and organic food; celebrates local farmers and humanely treated animals; offers the most creative seasonal menus and delicious innovative tastes; provides the finest in hospitality; supplies quality products for the well equipped kitchen at any given price point; and provides leadership and “how to” information on fresh, all-natural, organic eating and dining well. The Wolfgang Puck Companies and consumers alike follow and celebrate a central philosophy – Wolfgang’s Eat, Love, Live!™. For more information visit www.wolfgangpuckcatering.com

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