There’s a new type of foodie emerging in Toronto’s culturally-diverse culinary scene—the Ocean Wise Seafoodie. Looking for greater understanding of a perfectly planked B.C. wild Sockeye or a freshly farmed American oyster, Ocean Wise is fishing for a passionate apprentice to champion the Seafoodie experience.

To coincide with April’s Earth month and the start of spring when seasonal menus incorporate more choices from the sea, nine of Toronto’s Ocean Wise restaurants have partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium to launch Toronto’s Ultimate Ocean Wise Seafoodie Competition.

Seafood lovers from across the Greater Toronto Area are encouraged to submit 30-second video clips to Ocean Wise demonstrating their passion for ocean-friendly eating and explaining why they should be Toronto’s Ultimate Ocean Wise Seafoodie. The top 12 semi-finalists will experience an Ocean Wise meal and submit a review video to become Toronto’s Ultimate Ocean Wise Seafoodie and win some amazing prizes including an exclusive dinner for you and 3 of your friends at C5 restaurant with Chef Ted Corrado, a sustainable seafood cooking class at Calphalon Culinary Center and a 13 piece stainless steel Calphalon cookware set.

Toronto’s Ocean Wise Seafoodie competition is now open. Submissions must be received by March 20, 2011. For contest details visit You can also follow Ocean Wise on Twitter