Past Events

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA-Boston Local Food Festival Seafood Throwdown

It's a Seafood Throwdown like you’ve never experienced before! Come and get a close up of your local chefs in action. Executive Chef Kevin Conner of Community Servings in Jamaica Plains will go head to head with Chef Amanda Parks Co-Founder and Fisherman of the NE Fishmongers, both creating dishes that will tantalize your senses.  

In this friendly cooking competition there will be a panel of judges from the community looking at the following criteria for scoring the Chefs dishes; Taste (10 pts), Use of the whole animal (10 pts),Presentation (5 pts), and Originality (5 pts). The Lucky Judges come from different businesses; Bing Broderick of Haley House Cafe', Jean Kerr of The Cook's Cook, Raheem Baraka of Baraka Community Wellness, Inc, and Deb Taylor Sims, East End NRZ Pop Up Market & Cafe.

As you approach the Seafood Throwdown you will hear  Spencer Montgomery our Emcee for this event giving you a play by play of all the action, he may have a little trivia up his sleeve too! Spencer  has a relationship with the Guest of Honor; the MYSTERY FISH.  He caught the Seafood himself and is happily providing it to the chefs. He works as a part-time fisherman on the F/V Finlander out of Eliot, Maine. And runs a commercial vessel that solely employs rod and reel for harvest.

So come on down and see, hear, smell, taste and even touch the Mystery Seafood that will be on display throughout the event in a large ice case!



Haley House vs   Fish Mongers 

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2161 Prospect Ave. between 181st & 182nd Street, Bronx, NY-Garden of Happiness Seafood Throwdown

Garden of Happiness SFT 2017More info coming soon...

Custom House Square, 38 Bethel St. New Bedford, MA


New Bedford SFT


@224 EcoSpace-222 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT

CT Food SummitJoin CT Food System Alliance for the launch of their Network! NAMA's director Niaz Dorry will be there to talk about our involvement in Food Solutions New England and why incorporating seafood in food systems matters.

Flatbush Ave & Prospect Park West-Brooklyn, NY


It's time to throw down at the Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza! Come join us on Saturday July 8th for an afternoon filled with excitement, as we prepare to unveil the Mystery Fish from Blue Moon that was pulled from the docks in the morning. This underutilized species is sizzled to perfection and will be judged and tasted by all. Chef Trevor Swope from the Dock to Dish throws down his knives to Chef James Reedy of Craft Bar, who is a long time chef in NYC. Together the dual will entertain you and in a short time you will have learned how to cook this Mystery Fish at home for your family. So come and join the judges; Judge Neil Patel, Chef at Boutros and winner of last year’s Seafood Throwdown, Judge Erika Inward, National Coordinator of the Domestic Fair Trade Association and Special Guest Stephanie Villani of Blue Moon Fish and give your senses a treat; taste for yourself which dish you like best! While all this is happening you will be given a play by play from an emcee, so you don't miss a trick. Lets support this local catch and learn where you can get it and how you can help us create a demand for this underappreciated species that is so plentiful but not known to most.

See you there...

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA

Dig In: A Conversation on the Politics of Food is one of many events within the RESIST: ART OF PROTEST exhibit at Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Presented by the Cape Ann Farmers Market. Vendors, interactive activities, and a panel discussion featuring our coordinating director Niaz Dorry; Will Allen, author and organic farmer; and, Carolyn Mugar executive director of Farm Aid. For more information visit this link.

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley Street in Boston's South End,-Jerkfest Seafood Throwdown
Boston Jerkfest

Check out our Jamaican style Seafood Throwdown and wake up your senses with this friendly cooking competition between Chef Ricardo Monroy of Haley House Cafe's, "Take Back the Kitchen", and Chef Ivy Lawson, "Owner of Ivyees Everything Honey" ! Be tantalized by the aroma of those fiery Jamaican spices, the sounds of sizzling fresh local seafood, get up close and take a look of that MYSTERY SEAFOOD, and if your brave come even closer to touch it. Finally the last of the senses to burst are your tastebuds; so come early and get a tasting ticket and be part of the amazing taste test and judge for yourself which Jamaican dish you crown #1!

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Haley HOUse  vs  Ivyees

Heritage of Sherborn
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New Date: June 13th!

Enjoy a fabulous dinner at the Heritage of Sherborn, meet new friends all while supporting our local fishermen. Chef Josh will create a fabulous 4-course meal paired with wine focusing on local fish such as flounder, monkfish, & oysters to name a few. $65 per person includes wine and food. 20% of proceeds go to NAMA!

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Northeastern University in Boston, MA

SBN LSEJoin us at the Sustainable Business Network's Local Sustainable Economies Conference. Our director Niaz Dorry will be a keynote speaker, and we'll have a deep dive learning session on fishing businesses and economies. For more information, visit their website

Dexter Training Grounds, Cranston Street, Providence, RI

SFT PosterFarmfresh RICome to Armory Park and enjoy this quant market filled with all kinds of surprises! Witness our Seafood Throwdown at its finest and bring a friend to see if you can name the Mystery Fish? The chefs of Harvest Kitchen and Island House Jamaican Fusion will be preparing their dishes to a panel of judges: Jim Nellis of RI Food Fights, Maureen Pothier of Johnson & Wales, Jonathan Cambra of Roger Williams University, in hopes to get a perfect score. The dishes will be judged by 4 categories- the Use of the Whole Animal (10pts), the Taste factor (10pts), the Presentation (5pts), and the Originality (5pts). Once the judges have tasted the dishes you will be able to taste and judge for yourself. So come early and get your tasting ticket and help us create a demand in your local market for this amazing species.

WPRI The Rhode Show's Brendan Kirby will give you a play by play of all the action, along with a variety of speakers from your community like, Eating with the Ecosystem, RI Seagrant, NAMA, Get out of the Boat Campaign and your local judges. This is a fun educational experience for everyone, so come down and join FarmFresh RI and NAMA for this Grand Kickoff Seafood Throwdown Event!

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