VIMS

Chefs' Seafood Symposium

Colonial Williamsburg Chef Apprentices (photo by VA Sea Grant)The Chefs' Seafood Symposium is an annual educational program for culinary professionals, culinary students, and representatives from the seafood industry and related businesses. Scientists and chefs provide the latest information on seafood science, fisheries issues, and cooking techniques. You'll leave with information, resources, and recipes to help you make more informed seafood choices as well as tastier dishes!

Sponsored by the VIMS Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and the ACF Virginia Chefs Association, ACF recertification credits are available.

The 2024 Chefs' Seafood Symposium is Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 9 am - 3:30 pm. The symposium will feature scientist and seafood specialist presentations in the morning, lunch and a cooking demonstration. Deadline to register is Friday, March 1.

  • Save the Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • 2024 Symposium topics: Shad & river herring, server training on oysters, halibut fishery innovations, consumer preferences for blue catfish, charter boat & restaurant partnerships and more. 
  • 2024 Agenda
  • Symposium Registration - NOW OPEN
  • View Symposium photo gallery

For more information, contact:
Lisa Ayers Lawrence 804-684-7608

Related Sites
Virginia Chefs Association
American Culinary Federation
Virginia Seafood

Virginia Wines