With Pacific Catch Restaurant group, Jennifer ensures that the company upholds and works towards finding new, innovative and economically reductive ways to stay within established sustainability guidelines as set by Smart Catch and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. Developing, implementing and monitoring the restaurant group’s organizational fish and seafood sourcing strategies as well as communicating those commitments to internal and external stakeholders.
She works closely with the CEO, COO, marketing team, executive chef, vendors, guests and in some cases the press, to educate and inform them on the standards that Pacific Catch upholds, how it impacts the menu, the guests, food cost and the ocean. Jennifer Bushman is one of the Fish and Seafood industry’s most respected communicators, teachers and sustainability strategists. For more than two decades, Jennifer has worked with brands like, Verlasso Salmon, Love the Wild, Blue Ocean Mariculture, Pacifico Aquaculture, Equator Coffees & teas, Dole, Kraft, Unilever, and many more.
She has worked within the sustainable seafood community for over seven years. Creating relationships between the aquaculture community, NGO’s such as Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, retailers and consumers. She taught thousands through her culinary school, Nothing to It!, and has been recognized numerous times by the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.