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A Culinary Quest: WINNERS

Last month, we challenged chefs to use premium Pacifico True Striped Bass in the creation of a dish showcasing their talents and culinary inspiration for the chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the gorgeous Valle de Guadalupe and take a tour of Pacifico Aquaculture – one of the most important aquaculture sites in the world. Out of all the incredibly entries in the #PacificoCulinaryQuest contest – our judges selected 10 incredible chefs to still be in the running for the incredible 4-day, 3-night Baja trip for one lucky chef and a guest! Scroll below to see the 10 finalists’s sustainable striped bass dishes, and stay tuned to see who will take home the Grand Prize!


Chef Brother Luck

Corn Milk / Poached Pacifico Striped Bass / Nopales / Various Seeds / Jamon


Congratulations, chef! You and a lucky guest will be joining the Pacifico team on a stunning journey of Ensenada to visit one of the most important aquaculture sites in the world on Isla Todos Santos in Ensenada, Mexico!!
Your tour will include:
• Full Hatchery Tour and education on the raising of the world’s only ocean raised striped bass
• Boat Ride across the Ensenada Bay
• Site visit and farm tour on Isla Todos Santos
• 3 nights lodging in Valle de Guadalupe for you and a guest
• Wine Tours, brunch, 2 dinners
• Round trip air and ground transportation to the region



Chef Moustafa Elakel

Grilled Pacifico Striped Bass with Heirloom Sunchokes Purée & Spicy Mediterranean Fennel Crab Salad

Chef Mike Collantes

Seared Pacifico Striped Bass / Mussel and Tamarind Dashi / Traditional Veggies of Bok Choy, Tomato and Long Bean / Garnished with Achuete Oil and Crispy Potato

Chef J Rivas

3-Way Pacifico Striped Bass: Cured-Sashimi-Seared / Pickled Mustard Seed / Black Garlic Purée / Bass Ramen Broth / Garlic Oil


Chef Jeremy Song

Striped Bass Demi-Glace / Labneh / Sunchoke / Golden Beet Purée / Kohlrabi Purée / Microgreens / Pickled Shallot / Purple Basil Oil / Asian Pear Ring Tempura / Tukmaria


These 4 incredible chefs will be winning a custom Pacifico Aquaculture rucksack filled with lots of epic Chefs Roll swag! Congratulations, Chefs!


Congratulations to our 5 winners and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this contest with Pacifico! To see all of the amazing striped bass dishes submitted over the course of the competition, visit #PacificoCulinaryQuest on Instagram!