List of Upcoming Events

Boston, MA - Boston Local Food Festival

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Boston - Rose Kennedy Greenway-Milk Street & Atlantic Ave Intersection

We are excited to come back to this amazing festival, right in the heart of the city. Come join us at the Boston Local Food Festival and see two local chefs competing for the judges pallet. Mystery Seafood from a local dayboat and farmers locally grown produce will be used to create their culinary delights!

Community, Community, Community...All the Way!
We have two amazing organizations from Boston competing in this friendly cooking competition! Each of these organizations help our local community members live a better life!

(ROC) Restaurant Opportunity Center vs Community Servings!


ROC is a local restaurant workers organization. Thier mission is to improve working conditions in the restaurant industry. Chef TBD! Community Servings of Boston is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and thier families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Executive Chef Kevin Connor will represent them.  Kevin has been a profession chef for 15 years and has spent the last 2 years at Community Servings.

Dual Emceeing this spectacular event will be John Taraborelli & Michael GazdackoJohn is the Communications Director at the Elorza for Mayor in Providence RI and the Host of Providence Pecka Kucha Night. Michael is the Director of Development & Operations at Urban Smart Growth. Both guys are very engaging and will give you a play by play of all the action!

There will be a panel of remarkable judges, Authors from "A New England Food Vision", along with Commissioner Mary Griffin of the Department of Fish and Game of Boston.  Others to be announced!  Stay tuned.



Unity, ME - Seafood Throwdown at the Common Ground Country Fair

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Unity - Common Ground Fair at 294 Crosby Brook Road

Come down and be with us at this great fair and help drive home the importance of locally caught seafood and learn about the plight of community based fishermen. Meet the chefs who prepare a culinary delight using Mystery Seafood from a local dayboat and produce from the local farmers market. Be part of this interactive audience and enjoy the stories of the fishermen, and the tastings of the chefs culinary delight. 

New Bedford, MA - Seafood Throwdown at the Working Waterfront Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
New Bedford - Fishermen's Wharf/Pier 3 - Steamship Pier

You can't miss this one, Working Waterfronts Seafood Throwdown is amazing! Lots of space to sit and watch the chefs prepare to please the pallet of the panel of judges that have been selected from the community. A fishermen will bring in a mystery seafood from his catch of the day, then the chefs will be escorted via police car to the farmers market to get locally grown/made products that would compliment their culinary delight they are creating for all to taste.

Rockport, MA - Seafood Throwdown at the Rockport Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Rockport - Rockport Harvest Festival-T-Wharf downtown Rockport

HarvestFest Rockport MAHarvestFest Rockport MA A friendly cook-off between two local chefs using local dayboat Mystery Seafood and local farmers produce.

Rock The Boat! A Benefit for NAMA's RevolOceanary Work

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Center for Arts at the Armory


Hey, Let's Rock The Boat!

Join us for Rock The Boat, on Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm at the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. This fundraiser is a benefit for Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA).

For almost 20 years NAMA has been rocking the boat! We've been shaking up the systems, policies, processes, markets and narratives that are dominating fishery policies and marine conservation. Rock The Boat is NAMA's first benefit event featuring, art, food, education, and an auction. The evening will be joined by singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry and the Bob Marley tribute band, Hope Road.

Dance to the music of singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry and groove to the tunes of Bob Marley tribute band Hope Road. Enjoy food provided by supportive restaurants and hospitals - yes we said hospitals! - creating delicious bites using regional sea and land food. Snack on vegetarian raviolis rolled out all night by Joe Gatto of "From Scratch" TV. Imbibe on some local beer, wine and healthy sodas. Learn from thoughtful chefs. Take part in a silent auction. Celebrate our living fishing economies. And support our efforts to keep rocking the boat!

If you can't make it, buy a ticket for someone who can but can't afford it by checking the "Rock the Boat Without Me!" ticket box. We'll prioritize distributing those tickets to fishing community advocates.
See you November 7th! Come Rock the Boat with us!​

Eventbrite - NAMA's Rock the Boat!