G.U.L.F. Restaurant Partnership Program

Sustainability is a choice you can order for dinner.

Chefs and restaurants are an important part of the seafood supply chain and are on the front line of how many people experience seafood. G.U.L.F.’s Restaurant Partnership Program aims to create a community of restaurants devoted to the use of local, sustainable Gulf seafood.

With over 10 years of experience in sustainable seafood, G.U.L.F. has extensive knowledge and resources to support restaurants as they strive to offer sustainable seafood options. From guidance on purchasing decisions, to educating your staff, Audubon Nature Institute’s G.U.L.F. program helps restaurants become more sustainable while promoting involvement along the way.

G.U.L.F. Provides Resources to Support Restaurants’ Sustainable Seafood Efforts Via:

1. Business support: The G.U.L.F. staff is a team of experts in the field of fisheries, with experience on both the science and business sides of sustainable seafood. We will be available to answer questions and assist you in making sustainable purchasing decisions for your restaurant.
2. Staff training: Front-of-house staff are the most important component of sustainable seafood education. G.U.L.F. will provide quarterly or as-needed training tailored to the needs of each restaurant and their staff.

G.U.L.F. Helps Promote Participating Restaurants via:

1. Listing on the G.U.L.F. website
2. Promotion via social media and E-newsletters
3. Promotion of event collaborations as appropriate

Audubon_Sustainability-Infographic Audubon G.U.L.F. is proud to partner with a team of highly renowned chefs who have played an integral role in the development of our Restaurant Partnership Program. This program is designed to promote the use of Gulf seafood in restaurants and educate other local chefs, restaurant staff and patrons about seafood sustainability in the region. Restaurants can call G.U.L.F. with questions on the status of fisheries. In turn, chefs and waiters can pass that knowledge to their customers. To create a program tailored for the unique nature of the foodservice industry, we formed the ten-member G.U.L.F. Chef Council. It is the role of the Council, chaired by Chef Ryan Prewitt of Peche Seafood Grill, to act as a voice for promoting local, sustainable seafood. G.U.L.F. regularly consults with the Council to ensure that our technical information is being translated in the most effective way for restaurants to communicate to their guests.

Interested in becoming a restaurant partner? Contact us!

G.U.L.F. Chef Council

Learn about the chefs on our Chef Council

Our Restaurant Partners

View a list of our official restaurant partners.

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