During the show, you will have the opportunity to taste and learn from over 175 of the finest Seafood and Specilaty Food companies from the U.S. and around the world (Please see below for the current list of companies). You will also have the opportunity to work with your hands and minds during interactive contests and breakout sessions. All contests and seminars will take place during the show. Please see below for the schedule and lists of all seminars and contests.
FREE ADMISSION & VALET TO ALL FORTUNE CUSTOMERS & CULINARY STUDENTS
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THE BIG CHEESE CONTEST - 10am to 3pm (Terrace North Lobby)
Test your palate and cheese expertise. The winner will win an all expenses paid trip to the 2017 American Cheese Society Conference in Denver, Colorado.
VIRTUAL REALITY COBIA FARM TOUR
Sponsored by Open Blue - 10am to 5pm (Terrace South Lobby)
Visit Open Blue Cobia farm and hatchery in Panama via virtual reality technology.
Sponsored by Tulip Tree Creamery - 10:30am (Ballroom North Lobby)
Be amazed as long time Cheese Maker, Fons Smits, exhibits how to pull mozzarella.
DECONSTRUTING THE ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA
Sponsored by Balfego & Balfego S.L. - 11:30am (Ballroom North Lobby)
Learn the art of breaking down a whole Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.
All ACF Chefs who attend this program will be awarded Certificates of Completion for 2 Continuing Education Hours.
PROBIOTIC USE IN AQUACULTURE INSTEAD OF ANTIBIOTICS
Sponsored by Ekstrom Enterprises & Sea Pact- 1pm (Ballroom North Lobby)
Dr. Ione Hunt von Herbing, Ph.D., from the University of Northern Texas will explain the research that she has been conducting on using probiotics in raising Copper Shoals Red Drum.
OLD 1871 OYSTER SHUCKING COMPETITION QUALIFIERS
Sponsored by Ballard Fish & Oyster - 1pm to 2pm (Main Stage)
Six of the fastests shuckers will qualify for the finals at 2:30pm.
OLD 1871 OYSTER SHUCKING COMPETTION FINALS
Sponsored by Ballard Fish & Oyster - 2:30pm (Main Stage)
Be the fastest to shuck 12 oysters and win a trip to visit the Old 1871 farms and processing facility in Virginia.
THE ART OF PAIRING BEER WITH CHEESE - 3:30pm
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board & Goose Island Brewing Company (Terrace North Lobby)
Sara Hill, Manager of Cheese Education for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, is partnering with Steven Perkins, Certified Cicerone from Goose Island Beer Company, to share how to best pair beer with cheese. They will walk you through 6 beer and cheese pairings.
A&A Marine & Drydock
Ajinomoto North America
Anova Food, LLC
Bill Baron's Specialty Foods
Blue Star Foods
Burnt City Brewing
Byrd International Inc.
Cherrystone Aqua Farms
Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods
D&E Import/Mitsui-Aoraki Glacier King Salmon
Desserts by Alighieri/Authentic Handmade Tiramisu
DiCarlo Seafood Company
Entrepinares-Spain's Favorite Cheese
Federal Shell & Fish
Fruits De Mer
Galveston Shrimp Company
Harbor House Seafood Inc.
ilovesweets/ Sticky Toffee Pudding
John Nagle Co. Since 1887
John O's Foods Inc.
KRā Drinks for Athletes
La Espanola Meats, Inc.
Majave Hot Sauce
Metompkin Bay Oyster Co.
Morley Sales Co. Inc.
Northern Chef Royal Asia
Odyssey Enterprises - Treasures from the sea
Peter Pan Seafoods
Pike Market Naturals Sauces & Seasonings
Pok Pok Som & Thaan
Presteve Foods Ltd.
Prime Time Seafood, Inc.
Seafresh USA Calamari
Sealord North America
Sex On The Bay/Seafoodexport
Slade Gorton & Co., Inc.
Stavis Seafood's, Inc.
Texas Bay/Texas Treasure
The Haciendas Company
The Santa Barbara Smokehouse
The Saucy Fish Co.
The Town Dock
TMI Trading Corp.
Top Note Tonics
WA Imports, Inc.
Wagshal's-Fermin Iberico-Can Bech Fruit Sauces