Announcement: 7 Seas And Pasco have merged effective March 25th, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that the resources of 7 Seas and PASCO will be merged into one company, effective March 25, 2013.

PASCO and 7 Seas share a commitment to environmentally sustainable fisheries and procurement practices. The result is a transparent approach to doing business. Both companies are committed to service and product excellence, driven by engaged employees who are passionate about meeting customer expectations for quality and service.

Founded in 1967 by John Heras, 7 Seas has continued to grow and prosper as a family-owned and operated Canadian business committed to providing high quality, sustainable seafood to each and every customer. Under its 7 Seas brand, the company sources seafood globally to fulfill the needs of fine restaurants and retailers across Canada.

PASCO Seafood Enterprises Inc. (PASCO) is a privately held, Canadian owned company. Under its brands including Coastal Waters, First Nations Pride Seafood, P.I. Food, and Pasco. PASCO has grown to an operation of international scope and scale, supplying seafood to leading retailers and restaurants around the globe.

The PASCO management team will be joining the 7 Seas management team. As a result, the new company will have a more specialized approach to the seafood business management and a deeper bench than before.

We will continue to promote all established brands. By capitalizing on the strengths of each company, our new organization will offer a broader selection of seafood to our customers, based on the principles of sustainability and service excellence.

We are excited about our new organization, and we look forward to continued strong relationships with our valued industry partners.

FOODIE ALERT: Hot Chefs Cool Jazz

The very best Vancouver and area chefs will present tasting dishes at an evening of unforgettable cuisine in support of two great causes, Bocuse d’Or Canada and Breakfast For Learning. This event promises to be the premier culinary experience of the year and will include a silent auction featuring exclusive dining opportunities, golf packages, products from world-renowned culinary brands such as Le Creuset and much, much more. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Bocuse d’Or Canada and the local and regional efforts of Breakfast for Learning.

7seas is a proud sponsor of Chef Alex Chen’s quest for the Bocuse d’Or. For more information please click here.

For more about Chef Alex’s quest click here.

7seas: Proud sponsor of Chef Alex Chen’s quest for the Bocuse d’Or

7seas is a proud sponsor of Chef Alex Chen’s quest for the Bocuse d’Or. Chef Alex Chen is the Canadian representative vying for the 2013 Bocuse d’Or. Held every two years, the Bocuse d’Or, “le Concours mondial de la cuisine” or World Cooking Contest is one of if not the most distinguished world chef championships. Named for French chef Paul Bocuse, the event takes place during two days near the end of January in Lyon, France.

More about Chef Chen:

A culinary professional with a decade of experience at some of the finest hotel properties in North America, Chef Chen was responsible for all dining operations at The Beverly Hills Hotel, a Mobil Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property, which includes the world renowned and legendary Polo Lounge. He led a culinary team consisting of sixty cooks and nine sous chefs, his responsibilities also included menu creation, menu implementation, and kitchen operations for The Cabana Café, The Fountain Coffee Room, Bar NINETEEN12, In-Room Dining, Special Events, and Off-Site Catering.

Chef Chen joined The Beverly Hills Hotel as Executive Sous Chef in 2005. Prior to his arrival at the hotel, Chef Chen was appointed Senior Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, also a Mobil Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property. Before this assignment, he served at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, starting in 2001 as Chef de Cuisine in Studio Café, the extremely successful restaurant of the Four Season’s flagship property.

Chef Chen built his strong culinary foundation by studying culinary arts at Vancouver Community College in British Columbia, Canada, graduating with distinction and certification in 1999. Throughout his culinary career, Chef Chen has participated in numerous culinary competitions where he consistently placed first, a testament to his culinary talent.

Chef Chen is back in his hometown of Vancouver, BC and is dedicating the majority of his time to training for the Bocuse d’Or. He is also working with Moxie’s Classic Grill as a culinary architect. When he is not cooking or training, Chef Chen spends his time with his 3 1/2 year old daughter, Isabelle, his 1 yr old son, Ethan and his wife, Liz.

Growing up with a very large family, gatherings and special occasion are often celebrated through food. Eating well is a part of the Chinese culture. His mom, grandma and aunties are all very good home cooks. The kitchen is where where Chef Chen finds his peace, freedom to create and satisfaction for “hunger”. Robert Sulatycky will always be the most important figure who has shaped his career. He was the one Chef Chen apprenticed under and he introduced him to the world of Bocuse d’Or. He also loves cook books by Alain Ducasse, Thomas Keller and Joël Robouchon as they feature recipes which are classic yet modern.

His culinary style is a balance of both classic and modern techniques infused with big bold flavor. He has respect for the past while staying both current and modern. Depending on the season or the occasion, Chef Chen loves cooking most protein on the bones, whether it is a whole fish, leg of lamb, pork ribs or chicken. He also enjoys recreating childhood dishes by his mother or just whatever is in season at the market.

Follow Chef Alex Chen’s journey by following him on Twitter: @chefalexchen or Facebook: We will also update our followers on Chef Alex’s journey every few weeks leading up to the January 2013 competition.

Dine Out Vancouver 2012

Dine Out Vancouver is back for another year, for 17 days starting Jan 20th through Feb 5th, 2012. This is the 10th year for this delicious festival that brings together hundreds of restaurants dishing up great food at great prices!

With restaurants offering three or more courses at $18, $28 or $38 per person, this is your opportunity to try out Vancouver’s best. Worried about breaking your New Years resolution? Go for the seafood (especially Omega 3 rich salmon and Tuna) and keep that resolution.

For more information go to tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver 2012 page here.

Join 7seas at Eat! Vancouver June 10-12, 2011

Join 7seas at Eat! Vancouver this weekend June 10-12, 2011 at the new Vancouver Convention Centre at booth 636. The 7seas team will be on site with samples, recipe ideas and product you can purchase at the event. Come out and try our delicious fresh bbq sockeye sliders authentic wild Mexican grilled prawns, while they last. This is a great chance for you to check out some of our new products and learn about our sustainable practices. 50% of sales at the event will go to BC Cancer Foundation.

EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre – West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
Show hours: Friday, 2 to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm; and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

For more info go here

7seas on Urban Rush

George Heras was on Urban Rush on September 16, 2010. Urban Rush on Shaw TV (Cable 4 on Shaw Cable system in Metro Vancouver) is Vancouver’s award winning entertainment talk show hosted by Michael Eckford and Fiona Forbes. The program features guests from film, television, sports, food, fashion, music and pop culture.

George was on talking about 7seas’ focus on sourcing products that are of high quality and from sustainable sources. George also cooked up some cedar grillers, fresh sockeye, and Mexican prawns. He also introduced our newest product the Tuna pouches.

Catch the full show here. Note the George’s segment starts at 47:35 mark of the show (near the end, “Best for Last”) Video can only be viewed in IE.

Join 7seas at Eat! Fraser Valley Sept 17-19, 2010

(Photo: Kim Ho

Join 7seas at Eat! Fraser Valley this weekend Sept 17-19, 2010 at Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford BC. The 7seas team will be on site with samples, recipe ideas and product you can purchase at the event. This is a great chance for you to check out some of our new products and learn about our sustainable practices.

EAT! Fraser Valley is the largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival in suburban Vancouver. The food show features food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, and cookbook authors.

Location: Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford BC
(Next to the Abbotsford International Airport) or 1190 Cornell St Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 in your GPS
Show hours: Friday, 2 to 9 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

For more info go here