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Boston Seafood Festival announces chef demos

BOSTON – The sixth annual Boston Seafood Festival, set for Sunday, August 13 on the Fish Pier, announces the lineup of chef demonstrations from noon to 4:15 p.m., emceed by Chef Jeff Mushkin, culinary coordinator, Boston Fisheries Foundation.

Participating chefs include:

Chefs will create their dishes incorporating Boston’s finest seafood products on demonstration stages as they entertain and share expert cooking tips and serving samples of their finished items.

12:00 – 12:30 pm 12:45 – 1:15pm 1:30 – 2:00pm

2:15 – 2:45pm 3:15 – 4:15pm

Sunday, August 13

Charles R. Foster, Executive Chef at Woods Hill Table (Concord)

Kelly Armetta, Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director at Hyatt Regency (Boston)

Laura Hartung RD, Local Dietician Expert
Nicole Chenard, MS, RD, LDN, Dietician at Boston Children’s Hospital

Nicholas Calias, Corporate Executive Chef at the Colonnade Hotel & Brasserie JO (Boston)

Chef Jeff Mushin and Chef Nicholas Calias along with other top chefs working with a basket of mystery ingredients

4:30 – 5:00pm 5:15 – 5:45pm 6:00 – 6:45pm

Brendan Burke, Executive Chef at Bastille Kitchen (Boston) Basil Freddura, Head Chef at The Daily Catch (Boston)
Juan Pedrosa, Executive Chef at Yvonne’s (Boston)

The major seafood event of the summer takes over the historic Fish Pier from 11am – 7:00pm.

Tickets are $15.00 and are available at Proceeds underwrite Boston Seafood Festival and in part support the work of the Boston Fisheries Foundation, a not-for profit organization which preserves and protects the local seafood industry’s long-term viability as well as safeguards the ocean’s present and future natural resources.




Boston Seafood Festival coming August 13th


BOSTON – The 6th annual Boston Seafood Festival is coming soon – August 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with tastings, clambakes, chef demos, educational events and fun activities for the entire family.

The festival, co-founder Joe Zanti, who owns Yankee Lobster Co., explains, lets Bostonians enjoy “one of New England’s most important natural resources” and celebrate our maritime heritage in a variety of ways.”

Tickets are $15 and children under age five are admitted free. Go to

Attendees will enjoy an all-day lobster bake, local chef demonstrations, live music, arts and crafts vendors, the annual Blessing of the Fleet, speakers, face painting, characters in costumes and more. Visit

Coming this Sunday – 5th Boston Seafood Festival on the Fish Pier

Take an advance look at chef demos at Boston Seafood Festival this Sun. from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Fish Pier in Fort Point Channel – great lineup: Brandon Burke, Serafina; Rich Garcia, Crescent Hotels & Resorts; Charles Draghi, Erbaluce; Nick Calias, The Colonnade Hotel; Laura Higgins-Baltzey & Brandon Baltzey, Buffalo Jump; Rico DiFronzo, Union Oyster House; Basil Freddura, The Daily Catch; Avi Shemtov, The Chubby Chickpea and Juan Pedrosa, Yvonne’s & Preston Miller, Ruka.And the demos are only one part of all the events going on – there’s the Blessing of the Fleet, the Battle of the Shuckers, speakers, Lobster Bake, Harpoon Garden, and more! It’s a family friendly event you won’t want to miss as it celebrates 5 years!

Boston Seafood Festival celebrates 5 years

BOSTON – This city’s Fish Pier is the oldest working fish pier in the U.S. and the Boston Seafood Festival, coming up in the Fort Point Channel Sunday, August 7, celebrates that heritage.

Five years old now, it brings together the fishing and foodservice industries and seeks to raise public awareness of the importance of seafood to the city and the country at large.

This year, “The Adventure,” the oldest fishing schooner and highest grossing fishing boat in its time, will be in the city, traveling down from Gloucester, MA to take part in the celebration.

Keeping a working fish pier in Boston is the goal of the Boston Fisheries Foundation, says Chris Basile, president of the festival’s board of directors. The festival was his ‘brainchild,’ and the former restaurateur’s goal is still to sustain a healthier and more sustainable fishery in the city.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun.

Festival co-founder Joe Zanti, owner of Yankee Lobster Co., explains that the festival seeks “to offer a fun day to enjoy one of New England’s most important natural resources in a responsible and enjoyable way. We’ll be celebrating our maritime heritage together, and eating some really good food!”

Public awareness of the importance of the seafood industry is needed, Basile adds. He hopes to raise awareness of small species such as scup, herring and whiting.

Music, dancers, entertainment and events for children will be the order of the day at the festival along with educational programs, an oyster shucking battle and a chefs’ competition. It’s a fun day for entire families to head to the waterfront, enjoy and learn about the value the fishing industry brings to the city. Visit the Lobster Bake tent and find delicious fare and the Harpoon tent for tasty brews.

The local seafood industry is involved as sponsors of the festival, which is a 501C3 nonprofit as sponsors, participants or both, Basile adds.

Space is still available for sponsors by contacting Natalie Roome, community outreach coordinator at For information about booths at the Festival, go to www.

For tickets, visit

Craft vendors, non-profits and educators are urged to participate. The mission, Basile, points out, is to “preserve, sustain and share our seafood and maritime heritage as essential to our common health.”