AFDF announced the winners of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood – an annual contest for new products made from Alaska seafood. The competition enlists chefs and industry experts to pick the best new seafood products each year. The winners were announced at the Gala Soiree in Anchorage on February 13, 2014, where contestants, industry representatives, media and attendees gathered to celebrate and toast the winners.
This year’s first place winners included: Ocean Beauty’s Salmon Jerky – Black Pepper in the Retail category, Trident’s Redi Grilled Pollock in the Foodservice category and Tilgner’s Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye in Smoked category. The grand prize, awarded to the product that received the most overall votes, also went to Tilgner’s Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye.
The first place winners from each category, and the grand prize winner, received booth space at the distinguished International Boston Seafood Show, March 15-17, as well as airfare to and from the show.
The Alaska Symphony of Seafood kicked off on February 5th in Seattle, where the judges tasted, deliberated and selected their favorite products. Evaluations were based on the products’ packaging and presentation, overall eating experience, price and potential for commercial success.