"Sockeye" To Me

In keeping with Chef Jonathan Chovancek’s steadfast kitchen credo of using the freshest local, seasonal ingredients, we’re shining our Supplier Spotlight this month on Organic Ocean, located on Granville Island.

One of the founders of the Ocean Wise — a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about sustainable seafood — Organic Ocean’s wild sockeye salmon is used by Chovancek in such mouthwatering dishes as the Forno-roasted salmon with quinoa tabouleh and sunflower tahini and the Poisson Lem Marrakech with sesame yoghurt, sprouted faro, greens and pistachios. 

“The quality of their fish is incredible,” says Chovancek, who has worked closely with Organic Ocean for the past decade. “It comes from the way that they fish and the way they handle and process the fish. They’re one of the best resources for sustainable seafood in Vancouver, if not all of Canada.”