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Seafood Champions

The Ambassadors for Seafood Nutrition Partnership are comprised of high profile individuals that have a passion for health & wellness, seafood nutrition, and addressing America’s public health crisis.

 

Kelly Armetta
Chef Ambassador

Kelly Armetta

Chef Kelly Armetta is the Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Boston. He has over 30 years of culinary experience and has been the Chef for many of Hyatt Regency’s prestigious properties.

Jennifer Chandler
Chef Ambassador

Jennifer Chandler

Cookbook author & restaurateur Jennifer Chandler is the author of four cookbooks: The Southern Pantry Cookbook, Simply Salads, Simply Suppers, and Simply Grilling.

Johnny Carino
Chef Ambassador

Johnny Carino

Chef Johnny Carino has more than 30 years of foodservice industry experience. His background reflects culinary, operations, product development, teaching, and consulting experience.

Keith Colburn
Celebrity Ambassador

Keith Colburn

Captain Keith Colburn is a commercial crab fisherman, and one of the stars of the hit television show Deadliest Catch.

Jeff Cowles
Chef Ambassador

Jeff Cowles

Chef Jeff Cowles is a Research Chef with Kerry Americas and serves on the Board of Directors as VP of the Research Chefs Association.

Chris Edelman
Seafood Ambassador

Chris Edelman

Chris Edelman develops new products, facilitates business relationships with Chef-driven foodservice operations, serves as an engineering resource, participates in thought leadership groups and is highly devoted to philanthropic endeavors and culinary events.

Tony Hang
Chef Ambassador

Tony Hang

Tony Hang, Executive Chef of HEI Hotels & Resorts, has a philosophy of food to treat each ingredient with respect, let it shine, and not mask it.

Kerry Heffernan
Chef Ambassador

Kerry Heffernan

Kerry Heffernan is currently Chef at Grand Banks in New York, and has lead the kitchen at some of the city's most famous restaurants.

Jason Henderson
Chef Ambassador

Jason Henderson

Chef Jason Henderson leads the product development team at Captain D’s—a brand committed to innovation and to serving its guests quality seafood at a great value.

Tim Hughes
Chef Ambassador

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is the resident chef at Snapper Grabber’s, a Birmingham, Alabama-based seafood market that services daily customers and some of the largest restaurants and culinary outlets in the Southeast.

Ayanna Johnson
Chef Ambassador

Ayanna Johnson

Ayanna Johnson is a private chef and owner of Chef Du Jour in Memphis, bringing bring Fresh Innovative and Delicious food back to the table.

Ryan Lopez
Chef Ambassador

Ryan Lopez

Ryan Lopez is a private chef focused on sports nutrition, including NBA superstar Kevin Durant.

Todd Mitgang
Chef Ambassador

Todd Mitgang

With over a decade of culinary experience, Chef Todd Mitgang heads the kitchen at the innovative seafood-focused Crave Fishbar in New York City.

Gina Neely
Celebrity Ambassador

Gina Neely

Gina Neely is a top-rated television personality, hosting multiple cooking and food shows for Food Network, and a best-selling author with two cookbooks under her belt.

Ryan Nelson
Chef Ambassador

Ryan Nelson

Indianapolis’ sustainable seafood pioneer, Chef Ryan Nelson’s knowledge and dedication to ecologically sound food practices have gained him national recognition.

Michael-Ann Rowe
Ambassador

Michael-Ann Rowe

Michael-Ann is an Emmy Award-winning food & travel journalist for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. She is the host of a seafood web cooking series, Put Your Best Fish Forward. Known as the Fishionista, Michael-Ann teaches viewers how to buy, cook and enjoy seafood.

Ben Smith
Chef Ambassador

Ben Smith

Chef Ben Smith is a great supporter of the importance of seafood nutrition. His Tsunami Restaurant has been voted Best New Restaurant, Best Seafood, and Most Creative Menu.

Heather Tallman
Ambassador

Heather Tallman

Heather Tallman is an Indianapolis-based food personality and family meal advocate, food writer, blogger, newspaper columnist and freelance writer.

Joe Urban
K-12 Ambassador

Joe Urban

Joe Urban is the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Greenville County Schools in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville County Schools is the largest school district in South Carolina, and the 43rd largest in the United States with 76,000 enrolled students.