We teamed up with Trident Seafoods to present the Wild Alaska Contest! Chefs around the U.S. were challenged to create innovative dishes showcasing their favorite techniques and flavors, utilizing the most abundant certified-sustainable wild fish in the world: Wild Alaska Pollock. The Grand Prize Winner of this contest will win a custom Nora Knife (worth $400), as well as a Trident hat and jacket and a Chef’s Roll tumbler. The Runner Up will win $250 in cash and the Trident and Chef’s Roll gear. Finally, our People’s Choice Winner – decided by the most number of votes received by fellow chefs – will also win the Trident Gear and Chef’s Roll tumbler. The Trident panel of judges selected a winner from these chefs based on the creativity, technique, and appeal of their Wild Alaska Pollock dish.

Scroll below to see all the winners in the #WildAlaskaContest. Congratulations to all of our winning chefs! Great work!


Grand Prize Winner

Chef Frank Mendoza

“Cascabel Chile Crusted Pollock with Sautéed Vegetables and Cauliflower Wild Fried Rice”

Cascabel Chile Crusted Wild Alaska Pollock / Sautéed Toy Box Vegetables / Cauliflower Wild Fried Rice / Pomegranate Gastrique / finished with a Tomatillo Pesto


Runner Up

Chef Jason Callahan

“Togarashi Tempura-Beer Battered Wild Alaska Pollock”

Togarashi Tempura-Beer Battered Wild Alaska Pollock / Sweet Potato “Chip” Rings / Sugar Snap Pea Puree / West Coast Coleslaw / Malt Vinegar Fluid Gel


People’s Choice

 Chef Mary Bass

“Latin 5 Spice Wild Pollock Tostada”

Latin 5-Spice Wild Alaska Pollock / Refried Red Bean Purée / Radish Slaw / Corn Milk / Cilantro & Peanut Pesto / Queso Fresco / Smoked Oaxacan Sea Salt


 Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Trident Seafoods #WildAlaskaContest! We loved seeing all of your creativity in your uses of Wild Alaska Pollock.

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