Chef Martha teams up with Cooke
COOKE Aquaculture subsidiary True North Seafood has announced it is to partner with US celebrity Martha Stewart to develop a line of ready-made meals. Dishes will feature salmon, pollock and scallops. The company’s Joel Richardson said Stewart was a long-time fan of the firm’s products. ‘She came out to visit our salmon farms a couple of years ago and was very impressed by the operation… and wanted to look at opportunities to work together,’ said Richardson.
Stewart was quoted as saying she had served seafood from Cooke Aquaculture ‘for years’ and had visited the company’s operation near her home in Seal Harbour, Maine.
‘I saw first-hand their innovative and industry leading methods of sustainable farming and fishing,’ she said.
Richardson said: ‘Martha and her chef team worked with us to create the recipes, create the pairings between our seafood products and our spice blends.’
The products will be unveiled in March at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston before hitting the shelves in the United States in May. A Canadian roll-out will follow later in 2019.
Above: Martha Stewart