Promoting ocean stewardship, since 1984

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Due to the rain, the Gala will be moved to the beautiful indoor Nautilus Pavilion in SeaWorld. 

SeaWorld’s Dolphin Point & Manta exhibits

Click here for photos from the event

Gala will feature:

      • Sustainable Seafood tastings prepared by local celebrity chefs
      • Hosted beer and wine
      • Live musical entertainment
      • Incredible silent auction packages
      • Live auction
      • Dolphin and Ray interactions
      • Presentation of the Annual Dr. Roger Revelle Award
      • Announcement of the Ocean Leadership Award winners
      • Raffle with incredible prizes
      • Ample opportunities to ride the Manta roller coaster

Each year, SDOF seeks to host this event at a unique location, with attractions and music, a cocktail hour and a sumptuous dinner. Unlike most seated dinners, our guests roam to several different celebrity chef stations where they interact with the chefs, learn about the protein and understand its role in sustainability. The evening is filled with entertainments of all sorts and is always fun and enjoyable, never “stuffy” or dull! This is the culinary event you won’t want to miss!

Nominations for the Ocean Leadership Award are now closed. 

If you would like to be a volunteer to help with registration, raffle, etc during the gala, please email

To Purchase Tickets for the Sustainable Seafood Gala:


  • Call SDOF to purchase over the phone at 619-523-1903

Featured Chefs

Individual Chef Biographies

Andrew Spurgin

Paul Arias

Pete Balistreri

Olivier Bioteau

Patrick Dahms

Axel Dirolf

Michael Esposito

Jen Felmley

Tommy Fraioli

Katie Grebow

Marguerite Grifka

Bernard Guillas

Ricardo Heredia

Kimberly Kramer

Nanami Koshiba

Dawn Parks

Javier Plascencia

James Rauh

Jeff Roberto

Jeff Rossman

Miguel Valdez

Jeff Rossman

Yuircho Edamatsu