Wild Seafood Cook-Off tickets now on sale
Commercial fishing vessels are gearing up for the ultimate culinary battle on Saturday, July 23, when the Port of Newport hosts the $10,000 Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off. Tickets are now on sale for this one-of-a-kind event and only 600 will be sold. Ticketholders can expect to sample up to 20 different seafood creations from local fishermen. Crew members from commercial fishing vessels and their friends will serve up their best wild seafood dish in hopes of bagging a portion of the $10,000 prize money.
The competition is divided into four divisions: crab, albacore, salmon, and trawl (rockfish, sole, pink shrimp). Each team of amateur cooks will be provided with the protein highlighted, depending upon their division, thanks to generous donations from the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, the Oregon Albacore Commission, the Oregon Salmon Commission, and the Oregon Trawl Commission.
Proceeds will support the important work of Newport Fishermen’s Wives, which assists families that have lost a loved one at sea. NFW also delivers food, clothing, and other immediate needs to fishing families. The Newport Food Pantry will also receive a portion of the proceeds.
The venue for the event will be Port Dock 7 on Newport’s Historic Bayfront, located next to the site where the Port’s new administration building is under construction.
To purchase tickets, visit newportfishermenswives.com. Tickets purchased online are $25 per adult (plus service fee) or $30 at the door, if any tickets remain. Youth (15 & under) are $15, children (6 & under) free.
Presenting sponsors of the $10,000 Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off are the Port of Newport, First Interstate Bank, Pacific Seafood and Rogue Brewery.