Chicago Seafood & Specialty Food Show Coming September 27

Fortune Fish & Gourmet, the renowned purveyor of quality seafood, meats, and gourmet products; announced press registration is now open for the annual Chicago Seafood and Specialty Food Show on September 27.

Taking place at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom on September 27, the annual Chicago Seafood and Specialty Food Show features over 200 of the finest seafood and specialty food companies from across the U.S. and around the world.​

“Hosting the Chicago Seafood and Specialty Food Show every other year is a highlight for our team,” says Sean J. O’Scannlain, Fortune Fish & Gourmet president and CEO. “We are proud to bring the industry’s finest companies and purveyors to Navy Pier with a full day of education, competition and tasting.”

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees can enjoy interactive demonstrations, contests, and breakout sessions. Event highlights include:

The Big Cheese Contest—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.

Mozzarella Pulling—Sponsored by Tulip Tree Creamery. Be amazed as longtime Cheese Maker, Fons Smits, exhibits how to pull mozzarella.

Deconstructing The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna—Sponsored by Balfego & Balfego S.L. Learn the art of breaking down a whole Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

Probiotic Use in Aquaculture Instead of Antibiotics. Sponsored by Ekstrom Enterprises & Sea Pact. 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 Finals. Sponsored by Ballard Fish & Oyster. 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. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board & Goose Island Brewing Company. 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.

A full list of exhibitors can be found online. Complimentary admission and valet parking is available for Fortune Fish customers, culinary students, media, and hospitality professionals. Pre-registration for all seminars and contests is available online.

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