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Chef Wise: (Sea)Weed Brownies

For the last year, Vancouver Aquarium visitors have been indulging in Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell’s kelp brownies – a unique and tasty addition to the Aquarium Café menu and the inspiration for latest Ocean Wise Seafood assessment. This week, the Ocean Wise Seafood team announced that B.C. kelp is now a sustainable choice […]

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Ocean Wise Seafood Is On The Menu At White Spot

The Ocean Wise seafood program has welcomed one of B.C.’s culinary institutions as its newest partner. Canada’s longest running restaurant chain, White Spot, has officially the sustainable seafood movement. White Spot, along with their premium QSA brand Triple O’s began the journey of joining the Ocean Wise program earlier this year, and on June 19th, […]

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Celebrating Sustainable Spot Prawns

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s pop-up café returns just in time for the highly anticipated B.C. spot prawn season. On Friday, May 12, Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell and The Fish Counter’s Chef Rob Clark will join forces for a new culinary event to kick off the annual Spot Prawn Festival. The […]

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James Beard House NYC: A Career Highlight for Chef Ned Bell

This April, Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell was honoured with the opportunity to host a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. The invitation to cook at James Beard House is a major culinary accomplishment. In case you are unfamiliar with the James Beard House, here’s what it’s all about: James […]

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East Meets West Meets Sustainable Seafood

Last week, the Chinese Restaurant Awards and Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise program held East Meets West, a spectacular nine course collaborative feast at  Dynasty Seafood Restaurant showcasing the extensive range of sustainable seafood in Chinese cuisine. With Chinese master chef Sam Leung from Dynasty and Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell in the same kitchen, […]

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Chef Wise: Seasonal Salmon With Warm Chickpea Salad

We understand that even the boldest of cooks can be intimidated by the prospect of buying and cooking fish. But Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise® executive chef Ned Bell says it’s actually really straightforward once you get rid of all of the things that don’t matter. “‘How do I cook fish is probably the most common […]

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Ocean Wise Partners Shine at 2014 Pinnacle Awards

The gloomy weather did not dampen the spirits of those gathered at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York on Friday, Dec. 5 where the food service and hospitality industry’s best and brightest gathered to celebrate each other’s achievements over the course of the year. Since its introduction in 1988, the Pinnacle Awards have recognized the full spectrum of […]

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Welcome Home Ned!

On July 1, 2014, Executive Chef Ned Bell from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, set off from St. John’s, Newfoundland on an 8,700 kilometre bike ride across the country to help raise awareness on the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.  In partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program, and Sea Choice, Ned launched Chefs for […]

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