By Leeann Froese It’s a new week to introduce an amazing person #withTownHall!
If you are new to reading this blog or new to our company - we want you to know that we are proud that we have a big network, and we are continually meeting new and interesting personalities.
This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to chef Robert Clark.
Robert Clark is a chef, small business owner, author and seafood guru.
He is the owner of The Fish Counter, a Chefs' Table Society of BC member and one of the founders of Vancouver's Spot Prawn Festival, which returns to the city for its 10 year celebration May 13-15 with a gala, cooking classes and the traditional festival with spot prawn boil.
It was 10 years ago that Rob realized the Spot Prawn industry in BC was backwards and we needed to celebrate this local, sustainable and delicious prawn and enjoy it in our own backyards.
Along with the Spot Prawn Festival, he was instrumental in helping the Vancouver Aquarium create the Ocean Wise program and as such is a recognized founding partner. If you visit the Aquarium you'll stumble across a larger-than-life photo of Rob and we do encourage selfies with it.
Rob's championing of sustainable seafood has been a part of his award-winning career as a chef and as such he removed all red-listed SeaChoice seafood items from his menu more than a decade ago.
Curious about how to cook spot prawns? This is one of Rob's recipes you can try once the season opens on May 12 in advance of the Spot Prawn Festival. Or join Rob at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on May 14 for a Spot Prawn class!
With all of that said about chef Rob, will you please help us give a big hello to him?