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Seafood Literacy was developed with the generous support of Beaver Street Fisheries.


Knowledge and Techniques From Sea to Plate

Welcome to Seafood Literacy, an online course created by Chef Barton Seaver and Rouxbe.

Understanding how to source, prepare, cook and serve food is a skill set called Seafood Literacy – the confidence and competence to take full advantage of all the unique qualities of fish, shellfish and sea greens have to offer. Working to attain a high-level of Seafood Literacy makes you more valuable as a cook and gives you the opportunity to be a leader in your kitchen.

The Curriculum

6 Units | 70 Tasks | 15 Continuing Education Hours

Course Introduction
How to use the Rouxbe platform
Self-paced learning
Easy to use
Validation of learning

Why Sustainable Seafood Matters
Aquaculture methods
Fishing methods
Seafood production methods and sustainable practices
Sustainable seafood in the kitchen
Seafood in nutrition
Understanding Seafood Categories
Flaky white fish
Fillet fish
Orange-fleshed fish
Steak fish
Meaty dense fish
Small silver fish
Shrimp, lobster and crab
Canned seafood products
Seafood Handling & Fabrication 
Equipment and tools
Quality assessment
Scaling and eviscerating fish
Fabricating flat fish and round fish
 Opening various types of bivalves
Shelling shrimp and lobster
Seafood Cooking Techniques
Thawing and cooking frozen seafood
Brining and seasoning 
Crudo and ceviche
Steaming and en papillote
Shallow and deep poaching
Broiling and grilling
Roasting and pan roasting
Resource Library 
Books, websites & other references

You will earn 15 CEHs from the ACFEF upon successful completion of this course.

Seafood Literacy is recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an Approved Program.

Next course starts July 27th

Your certificate of completion awaits you! Designed and taught be leading chef educators, this program delivers detailed video instruction in the foundations of cooking. Certification through Rouxbe is a mark of achievement and an important part of showing your commitment to a professional path.

Summer Sale! Save 30% through 6/30
Lifetime access for $209.99
Reg price: $299.99

Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver is one of the world’s leading sustainable seafood experts and educators. Before leaving the restaurant industry to pursue his interests in sustainable food systems, he was an award-winning chef leading top seafood restaurants in Washington, DC. Since then, he has written seven seafood-centric books, including For Cod and Country, Two If By Sea, Where There’s Smoke, American Seafood and The Joy of Seafood. Seaver has contributed to Coastal Living, The Coastal Table, Cooking Light, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Fine Cooking, Fortune, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Saveur, the Washington Post, among many others. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, 20/20 and the TED Talk stage. Seaver hosted the national television program In Search of Food on the Ovation Network and Eat: The History of Food on National Geographic TV. He is also the founder of Coastal Culinary Academy, a multi-platform initiative that seeks to increase seafood consumption through seafood-specific culinary education for all levels of cooks.  

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