May 11, 2016
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(New Orleans, La.) - Renowned chefs from the Gulf region will share their passion for local, sustainable seafood at Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) "Summer of Sustainability" dinner series launching on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through August. Tickets are going fast! Click here for more information.

The Chef Council and G.U.L.F.'s Restaurant Partners, comprised of some of New Orleans' best chefs, will present an all-inclusive, multi-course dinner at various Audubon attractions including the front of the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico habitat at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the iconic Louisiana Swamp exhibit at Audubon Zoo. Proceeds from this event will benefit the ongoing work of G.U.L.F., Audubon's sustainable seafood program.

Spearheaded by Tenney Flynn, Executive Chef/Co-Owner of New Orleans restaurant GW Fins, the Chef Council partners with Audubon to spotlight the importance of promoting local, sustainable seafood.

"Last year, the G.U.L.F. dinner at the Aquarium was truly one of the culinary highlights of the year in New Orleans, for both the participating chefs as well as the guests who attended," Flynn said. "The great community of chefs participating in this upcoming dinner, as well as G.U.L.F.'s newly expanded dinner series, is a wonderful showcase for the important educational work the organization is doing to promote the enjoyment of the bounty of Gulf seafood," Flynn added.

"By expanding the dinner into a series, it allows us to reach more guests with our message of seafood sustainability, and also gives us a chance to highlight the growing roster of amazing chefs who work with us to support Gulf of Mexico fisheries," said John Fallon, G.U.L.F.'s Assistant Director of Outreach & Engagement. "One in every 70 jobs are related to seafood in Louisiana, so making sure we have healthy fish populations and a well-supported fishing industry are vital to our state's economy and culture."

Participating Chefs and Restaurants include:
Alex Harrell, Angeline
Chris Lynch, Atchafalaya
Corbin Brand, Audubon Clubhouse Café
Alan Ehrich, Audubon Nature Institute
Susan Spicer, Bayona
Brian Landry, Borgne
Bourbon House
Tenney Flynn, GW Fins
Jeremy Wolgamott, High Hat Café
Ryan Prewitt, Peche
Ryan Hughes, Purloo
Cory Bahr, Restaurant Cotton
Peter Sclafani, Ruffino's
Kristen Essig

The dinner series will be on the following dates, at the listed locations:

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Five-course dinner with beer pairing, provided by NOLA Brewing, set inside
Audubon Zoo's award winning Louisiana Swamp exhibit.
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
Tickets are $100 per person and include a five-course dinner, wine, tax and gratuity. Space is limited.
Click here to purchase tickets

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Five-course dinner with wine pairing set under the oaks at
Audubon Clubhouse Cafe.
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
Tickets are $100 per person and include a five-course dinner, wine, tax and gratuity. Space is limited.
Click here to purchase tickets

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Six-course dinner with wine pairing set in front of
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas' breathtaking Gulf of Mexico exhibit.
1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Tickets are $150 per person and include a six-course dinner, wine, tax and gratuity. Space is limited.
Click here to purchase tickets


Established in 2012, G.U.L.F. is the sustainable seafood program under Audubon Nature Institute. G.U.L.F. works with the seafood supply chain, from harvesters to retailers, fishery management agencies, and consumers to ensure that fisheries in our region thrive for the benefit of future generations. Through education and outreach, restaurant engagement, fishery improvement projects, and third-party assessment and certification, G.U.L.F. pledges to promote sustainable practices, foster a community invested in Gulf fisheries, and create a more stable and confident fishing industry. Visit for more information.

Audubon Nature Institute
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.