SSP named James Beard Foundation Impact Program Sustainability Partner

New York, United States: June 13, 2019: The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) is today pleased to announce they have been named a James Beard Foundation Impact Program Sustainability Partner.

“Chefs and restaurants drive trends around seafood, and therefore we have a responsibility to promote the most sustainable seafood options available,” said Katherine Miller, Vice President of Impact for the James Beard Foundation. “SSP are experts on the complex seafood supply chain and recognize the benefits of sustainable aquaculture, which is why we are pleased to have them as a Sustainability Partner and have their support in increasing education and awareness of responsible farming practices among our growing network of chefs and restaurant professionals.”

The James Beard Foundation is one of leading global sustainable food advocacy organizations, which has built a platform for chefs to support the promotion of sustainable and high quality foods, and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food.

“The James Beard Foundation is the perfect partner for SSP as we share the same values in driving change in the seafood sector to promote the benefits of sustainable practices for both the product and the environment,” added Pamela Nath, SSP Director. “By becoming a James Beard Foundation Impact Partner we are able to connect with chefs and culinary experts all over the US to raise awareness of sustainable practices, the benefits of quality over costs, and work with the Foundation to deliver high quality, sustainable shrimp products to their network.”

As part of their role as Impact Partner, SSP commit to offering products which meet the highest environmental and social standards – all SSP branded farmed shrimp meets the Aquaculture Stewardship Council Standard, plus due to their extensive natural based farming approach is also free of antibiotics and fully tracable.  SSP will also support the ongoing education of the culinary community in sustainable seafood choices, by contributing to many of the James Beard Foundation events including: Sustainable Seafood Issue Summits and Culinary Labs.

ABOUT SSP

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) is a group of leading companies who are committed to transforming the future of shrimp aquaculture. Pioneered in Ecuador, members of the SSP are committed to achieving, and promoting, the highest quality products, produced to the highest social and environmental standards, through greater collaboration and transparency.

www.sustainableshrimppartnership.org

 

ABOUT JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

The James Beard Foundation promotes good food for good™. For more than 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives. Through the James Beard Awardsunique dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, scholarships, hands-on learning, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in our community, the Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food. To that end, the Foundation has also created signature impact-oriented initiatives that include our Women’s Leadership Programs aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in the culinary industry; advocacy training through our Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards that shine a spotlight on successful change makers. The organization is committed to giving chefs and their colleagues a voice and the tools they need to make the world more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone.

The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City.

For more information on SSP or SSP-approved products please contact pnath@sustainableshrimp.org.

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