Chef Andrew Zimmern and Cathy Holley Join As Judges
Andrew Zimmern, one of the world’s most notable chefs, and top publisher Cathy Nash Holley, will serve as two of five celebrity judges in the Forever Oceans, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Kahala Klash™ on November 7th. The cooking competition will pit CIA students from across America against each other as they vie to prepare the most delicious Kahala fish for scholarships and superstar status as the first Kahala Klash Champion.
“We are honored to welcome as celebrity judges Chef Andrew Zimmern and Cathy Nash Holley, publisher of the prestigious Flavor and The Menu magazine,” says Monica San Miguel, Chief Marketing Officer for Forever Oceans, a leading sustainable seafood company. “Their participation speaks to the prestige of this event for educating rising chefs on flavors that can be derived from our sustainable seafood.”
In cooperation with CIA Consulting, the Forever Oceans Kahala Klash is the first to solicit CIA students from all three of its campuses (Greystone, St. Helena, CA, San Antonio, TX and Hyde Park, NY) for a competition. On November 7, 2021, eight finalists will prepare Kahala in front of celebrity judges at the CIA’s Hyde Park Campus in a competition that will be streamed online. On November 7th the event will viewable via the Kahala Klash website and via social media at facebook.com/foreveroceans. More than $10,000 CIA scholarships will be awarded to four finalists.
An Emmy- and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, and social activist, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. In 2020, Andrew returned to television with the MSNBC series What’s Eating America, and his latest series, Family Dinner, is currently streaming on Discovery+ and on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network.
Cathy Nash Holley has been publisher and editor-in-chief of Flavor & The Menu magazine since it began nearly 18 years ago. Flavor & The Menu has become the source for menu innovation and ingredients for restaurant chain and independent chefs and menu developers nationwide. Her publication also hosts chefs from around the world each year at the Flavor Experience, a multi-day celebration of innovative menus. She also serves as President of the International Foodservice Editorial Council.
Forever Oceans is a leading mariculture provider, offering sustainably delicious seafood with higher Omega 3s than wild-caught salmon and tuna. The company nurtures the sashimi-grade fish off the coasts of Panama, Brazil, Indonesia, and Hawaii. Learn more about Forever Oceans, meet the chefs of company’s Culinary Board or follow it’s Ocean-Raised Podcast at ForeverOceans.com.
Learn more about Chef Andrew Zimmern at AndrewZimmern.com. at his website.
Learn more about Cathy Nash Holley at GetFlavor.com.
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