Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit 2012 - Seattle

R. Murphy Knife Co. is proud to be a sponsor of another exciting, important event -- the Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit -- in Seattle -- 
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2012.
Chefs Collaborative is widely recognized for its “Sustainable Food Summit,” which annually galvanizes more than 300 chefs, food professionals and the media for a 2-day educational and experiential conference.

Founded 20 years ago and currently boasting a membership of 12,000, the collaborative is working to change the sustainable food landscape.  It is a national network of people involved in our food system -- chefs, food producers, and food professionals. These people understand that by working together, learning from each other, sharing information, and using their own buying power they have the power to influence change.

They do this in part by organizing and supporting:
 - regional programs to educate members on complicated issues in food supply and distribution
 - local programs to promote dialogue among farmers and chefs
 - seafood tutorials on sustainability for culinary schools and restaurants

Chefs Collaborative is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainability among chefs in both restaurants and institutional food service; fostering local and regional networks of chefs; and ensuring a strong voice in the media for the chef perspective on a more sustainable food system.

So you can see why were are proud to be a member of such a wonderful organization and to be a sponsor for their annual summit!  We will be at the Summit with our cook's, shellfish, and food processing knives. Come by and see us at registration or after lunch on Monday, Oct. 1. We're looking forward to it!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

ICOF Friends for Haiti Benefit this Saturday, Sept 8!

R. Murphy Knives is honored to be a sponsor of Island Creek Oyster Foundation - Friends for Haiti Benefit.

All proceeds from this event go to the Caribbean Harvest Foundation's Tilapia Fish Farming Program. This Foundation is committed to providing sustainable aquaculture in one of the most impoverished places in the world. 

Island Creek Oysters Foundation (ICOF) will provide 40 families per year with Tilapia Fish Farming Kits and related supplies. The annual income of the 40 families who receive ICOF Tilapia Fish Farming kits, can rise from an average of $300 per year to nearly $3,000 per year.  These kits and related supplies also provide a year-round source of protein for their families and a reliable income.

ICOF has a goal to donate a minimum $100,000 to Caribbean Harvest from this year's event.

So, buy your tickets and come down to beautiful Duxbury Beach Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2012.  Enjoy delicious food prepared by famous chefs, oysters (of course), signature cocktails, wine, and music.  Bid on wonderful auction items, including R. Murphy cooking and oyster knives!  Check it all out here.