Alton Brown Returns to Cooking for Solutions on October 3 and 4

Sep 15, 2015

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Food Network personality and ocean advocate Alton Brown will join the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s second Cooking for Solutions celebration weekend of the year on October 3 and 4.The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program encourages visitors to “Make It Sustainable” at a fun food and wine weekend during National Seafood Month.


The “Make It Sustainable” weekend, part of a year-long series of Cooking for Solutions events, will feature two days of free, family-friendly programs, cooking demos and tastings at the aquarium, plus The Party with Alton Brown—a lively, adults-only ticketed bash featuring wine, beer and sustainable cuisine.


During the October celebration the aquarium will also honor Anjali World -- a dynamic, young San Francisco Bay Area recording artist and ardent marine conservation champion -- with the 2015 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award.


Highlights of the 2015 “Cooking for Solutions: Make It Sustainable Celebration Weekend” include:

Sustainable Foods Celebration

The aquarium encourages visitors to learn how to "Make It Sustainable" one meal at a time during this weekend of fun cooking demonstrations, tastings and culinary activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Visitors can learn about the aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, and see cooking demonstrations by legendary Hawaiian chef, Sam Choy, and Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force chefs John Ash, William Dissen and Nathan Lyon to learn easy, sustainable recipes to cook at home.

The Whole Foods Marketplace & Kids Zone will offer delectable tastings of ocean-friendly foods produced by local growers and food artisans, to help participants connect their food choices to the health of the ocean. All Sustainable Foods Celebration cooking demonstrations and tastings are included with aquarium admission.

The Prelude and The Party
Kitchen science expert and ocean advocate Alton Brown will host The Party, a fabulous adults-only bash featuring ocean-friendly food and drink, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 3. Guests can explore the aquarium's award-winning exhibits while enjoying craft beer, wine and sustainable bites, dance in the shadow of a whale in the Marine Mammal Gallery, or relax in The Hess Collection Wine Lounge.

Tickets for The Party are $90 for the general public and $75 for aquarium members. Those who want to start the party early can join chefs Sam Choy and Nathan Lyon, and recording artist Anjali World, for The Prelude from 6 to 7 p.m. The lively cooking demonstration will feature wine from The Hess Collection and guests will get priority access to The Party afterward. Tickets for The Prelude include access to The Party and are $125 for the general public and $100 for aquarium members.

All exhibits are included with aquarium admission: $39.95 adult; $34.95 senior (over 65) and student (full-time college, with I.D.), $24.95 children, under 3 free.

Full event details, prices and biographies of participating Cooking for Solutions chefs are available online at Tickets and information are also available by calling 866-963-9645.


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The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.