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ATTENTION APPLICANTS: The Norwegian Seafood Council is impressed by the thoughtful applications to the Seafood Specialists program, and they’d like to thank all applicants for the time and energy put into participating. Due to the number of great applications received, the team needed some extra time to make their selections and give all applicants thoughtful consideration. Selected Chefs will be notified shortly, and we look forward to announcing and sharing more about the Seafood Specialists in September.

Passionate about seafood? Inspired by Norway? Interested in putting that creativity into recipe development? Looking for an official partnership? Then we want to hear from you!

The Norwegian Seafood Council is looking to build their roster of Chef partners and will be selecting up to FIVE Chefs, from the Fast Casual, Casual Dining, College & Universities and Retail sectors, to serve as Seafood Specialists.

 In partnership with the Norwegian Seafood Council, selected Seafood Specialists will be contracted and compensated for: 

  • Development of new and original recipes using seafood from Norway
  • Participating and being quoted in local and national media opportunities
  • Joining webinars with the Norwegian Seafood Council team and other Seafood Specialists

Seafood Specialists will also receive:

  • Premium, top-quality seafood from Norway for recipe ideation and development
  • Exposure via cross-promotion across Seafood from Norway social and digital channels
  • Networking and professional development opportunities with other Seafood Specialist Chefs
  • A key partnership for adding to your resume
  • Access to seafood data and news  
  • Branded Chef’s coat


  1. Watch the following videos to get inspired and learn more about what makes Norway a leader in sustainably wild-caught and ocean farm-raised seafood
  2. Fill out the application below by June 30th


Learn More About Norwegian Seafood [Link to download informational PDF]


1. Registration –June 10 – June 30 | Watch the videos above and fill out the form below for a chance to be an ambassador
2. Selection – July 1 – July 22 | Norwegian Seafood Council reviews applications and selects Seafood Specialists
3. Announcements – Week of August 16 | Selected Seafood Specialists announced  


Registration is now closed

The five selected Seafood Specialists will receive a mutually agreed upon sponsorship contract and compensation from the Norwegian Seafood Council as part of the partnership window.

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About the Norwegian Seafood Council + Seafood from Norway

Origin matters and Norway sets the global standard for seafood as a result of its meticulous aquaculture and sustainability efforts. The unique geography and cold, clear waters of Norway set the country apart when it comes to providing the highest quality, most flavorful seafood and their variety of offerings—including salmon, trout, cod and halibut—provide a delicious way to add nutrition, variety and flavor to your menu so you can feel good about what you are serving. Norway is the second largest exporter of seafood in the world, sharing sustainable wild-caught and ocean-farmed seafood with more than 150 countries, with the U.S. being the second largest export for Norway. Norway supplies half of the world’s ocean-farmed salmon and 2020 marked its 50th anniversary of sustainable salmon farming.

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