Chef Ollard Educates Kids on ‘Sustainable Seafood & Fishing in Charleston’

Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar’s Executive Chef Stephen Ollard is giving back to our Charleston South Carolina community!  On January 18th, the kids at The Cooper School in West Ashley were treated to an interactive lesson from our very own Chef Stephen Ollard. The kids got up close and personal with some very fresh fish, as Chef Ollard shared tales of fishing and sustainability.  Doesn’t this kind of make you dream of career day and field trips?

The SC Sustainable Seafood Initiative is often referred to as “fishing for the future.” Passing on these sustainable fishing lessons to the children of Charleston is imperative. They are afterall, the reason we work so hard to keep the waterways clean and the fish healthy and populated. By the looks of the pictures, I think Chef Ollard has a few new fans, maybe even found some future chefs and fisherman!

You definitely don’t have to be a kid to benefit from learning about sustainable fishing. The local Sustainable Seafood Initiative, in which Amen Street is a Platinum Partner, teaches how extremely important proper fishing methods are. The initiative works alongside local chefs, passing down knowledge of which fish are “in season”, or most plentiful at certain times of the year, and where to find the best fish selection.The Initiative has taken on a life of its own here in the lowcountry and grown into a movement. All the more seafood for us…!

You can also get your hands-on lesson in fresh fish at Amen Street. When he’s not teaching the coolest science lesson ever, he’s dreaming up new special dishes that best spotlight the amazing seafood selection Charleston offers. Chef Ollard’s menu features seafood and produce from local purveyors, and always offer some kind of fun twist. Stay up to date and check out his daily specials. Updated each and every morning.

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