Whalefest Monterey Symposium 2021

Event Date:
Jan 30 - Jan 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Old Fisherman's Wharf
1 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

 

     
 
 

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Monterey, CA. July 24, 2020.  The community is cordially invited to a special Whalefest Monterey Virtual Fundraiser featuring award-winning Chef Tene Shake’s Virtual Seafood Cooking Demonstration on Thursday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m. at Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

Watch Chef Tene Shake on Facebook Live on  www.Facebook.com/WhalefestMonterey. Learn the secrets and shortcuts of making fabulous Classic Fisherman’s Wharf’s Cioppino and More with sustainable seafood.  If you miss it, view the Seafood Cooking Demo on the Whalefest Monterey page on www.MontereyWharf.com. 

All donors will also receive the recipe for the Classic Fisherman’s Wharf’s Cioppino! Donate to Whalefest Monterey by going to the Whalefest Monterey page on www.montereywharf.com or by clicking https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AMQLUTW8CA3M4&source=url

According to Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, Chair of Whalefest Monterey, “Award-winning Chef Tene Shake has a wonderful mastery of preparing delectable dishes from the bounty of the sea. We always learn some useful cooking strategies to use at home when cooking fresh seafood from the Monterey Bay. Thank you for tuning in and for your generous support of Whalefest Monterey.”

The organizers of Whalefest Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf Association also recently hosted the Whalefest Monterey 2021 Summer Student Essay Contest for grades 6-12 with a $100 cash prize for each grade.

More information: [email protected] or 831-238-0777.

About Whalefest Monterey

The 11th Annual Whalefest Monterey is planned to  be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park in Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This outstanding educational 2-day Whalefest Monterey and Symposium is hosted by Presenting Sponsor Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association.

Whalefest Monterey is a free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages on Old Fisherman’s Wharf that celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). There will also be a variety of live musical entertainment at the head of the Wharf

Whale watchers come from around the world to view hundreds of whales, orcas, dolphins and pelicans that continue to feast on a “krill and anchovy buffet” in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Throughout the year, this Whale Watching Capital of the World offers sightings of 15 species of whales, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of Fissiped (sea otter).

About Tene Shake

Tene Shake has been described as THE seafood chef of the Central Coast. Born and raised in the “Sardine Capital of the World,” Tene grew up exploring commercial fishing boats, seafood processing plants and great restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula. Restauranteurs and fishermen from historic Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California taught him the secrets to creating unbelievable seafood dishes and the importance of supporting sustainable seafood practices.

Tene is also Co-creator and Co=founder of LiveTraxs Digital Events, a music tech company. He is responsible for over $30 million dollars in real estate acquisitions and has built a hospitality company with over 350 employees.

The Shake family has been in Monterey for generations and has played an integral role in the rich history and success of Fisherman’s Wharf. Their legacy lives on today, operating several restaurants, fish markets, and boats. Tene is the youngest of five brothers, thus earning him the nickname “Tene.” He was fascinated by seafood from a young age and learned as much as he could from his brothers and the family restaurant, the iconic “Old Fisherman’s Grotto” and his father, legendary chef/restaurateur, Sabu Shake. At age eleven, Tene, continued his training, working as a cook at the Cove Restaurant for the Crivello Family. As a teenager, Tene managed the family fish market business and delivered seafood to the local restaurants. Co-owner of the Sardine Factory, Certified Executive Chef, Bert Cutino, inspired Tene on the importance of fine food and service at a young age and still continues to support and inspire and mentor him.  Tene, graduated from Bethany University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1988. Following college, he completed levels 1-3 at the California Culinary Academy & attended classes Le Cordon Bleu and the International Culinary Center/French Culinary Institute.

A passion for cooking, hard work, and exquisite culinary imagination led to early success for Tene. In 1994, he was awarded one of “America’s Young Chefs” by the American Academy of Restaurants and Hospitality Sciences.  Having the honor of being featured on the television series, “Celebrated Chefs”, in 2005, he became host and chef of “Coastal Cuisine” a nationally aired cooking show which received a TELLY Award in 2005.  Tene is also currently the President of Les Toques Blanches, a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs (the oldest and largest food and wine society), Chairman of the board & immediate past president of the American Culinary Federation Monterey Bay. In 2014, Tene led the ACF Monterey to win their first national title “Chapter of the Year” he was also awarded two presidential medallions.  2014 Inducted as Disciples of Escoffier International USA, 2015 Inducted into the Antonin Careme Society, current adviser to the Monterey County Health Department, and current member, Advisory committee for the Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo. He was also a trustee at Bethany University from 1992-2002

Tene lives in Monterey County with his wife, Tracy. 2019 marks the celebration of their 37th wedding anniversary.

Corporate Sponsors and Donations

Donations can be made and corporate sponsorships are available now for the 11th Annual Whalefest Monterey.  Please contact Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis at [email protected] for more details. Marine Life Studies is the 501(c)3 non-profit fiscal sponsor of Whalefest Monterey.    

For more information about Whalefest Monterey, go to the Whalefest page on www.montereywharf.com or call (831) 238-0777. 

Please Note: Essay Contest Submission is closed.

Attention Students! Check out this essay contest and enter to win a cash prize!

On your essay submission, please include your name, grade, school and email address and phone and how you heard of the contest.

When you initially email your essay, please be sure you receive a confirmation or resend it again.

Please Click Here for more details. 

 

 

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Whalefest Symposium Presentations 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

#1 William Oestreich, Shirel Rachel Kahane-Rapport, James Andrew Fahlbusch, and Will Taylor Gough--Students from Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. "The Formative Stages of Becoming a Whale Researcher"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIEVTC0S9sY

#2 Paul Michel, MBNMS. "An update on the latest developments concerning the Sanctuary"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tuFwxW7hak

#3 Chad King, MBNMS. "Octopus Garden and a Whale Fall: Recent Discoveries in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary"

https://youtu.be/-GenJrP4eFY

Welcome. Mary Alice Fettis, Whalefest Committee Chair  DO NOT WRITE ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOUldoaIQVA

Welcome. Mayor Roberson DO NOT WRITE ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTg564XwPnc

#4 Julie Packard, Exec Dir. Monterey Bay Aquarium, with Erika Mahoney, KAZU. "If we're talking about saving the planet, we're talking about saving the ocean: A conversation with Julie Packard “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1BkkSTD9Tc

#5 Rear Admiral (ret.) Jon White, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, “Ocean Security: Breaching Challenges Through The Power Of Partnerships”

https://youtu.be/fXP546YUA8A

#6 Colleen Flanigan, Living Sea Sculpture/ UCSC. "Art and Science for Coral Reef Restoration"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOzoa5GiPk

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#7 Steve Mandel, Executive Director, Oceans 360. “Using Virtual Reality for Ocean Conservation Education”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbl6lEa-aT8

#8 Wallace J. Nichols, PH.D., Author Blue Mind. “Whales are Medicine”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxU8O84Tikw

#9 Peggy Stap, Marine Life Studies. “Whale Disentanglement by the General Public:  Good Intentions, Bad Decisions and Updates of The Whale Entanglement Team (WET)®” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxfNvVjkVTg

#10 Brandon Southall, Ph.D., Southall Environmental Associates. “Listening to California’s Whales: Acoustic Science to Inform Conservation and Inspire the Next Generation”

https://youtu.be/zO7oCRwFM64


More information: 

 

Whalefest Monterey Launches Ocean-Themed 2020 Student Summer Essay Contest

 

Monterey, CA. June 6, 2020.  Let’s encourage our youth to “amp up” their ocean literacy by viewing fascinating video presentations from the January, 2020 Whalefest Monterey’s 2-Day Symposium and enable them to possibly win a cash prize.

 

The organizers of Whalefest Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf Association invite students entering grades 6-12 in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, to participate in the Whalefest Monterey Ocean-Themed 2020 Student Summer Essay Contest.

 

According to Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, Chair of Whalefest Monterey, “We are asking our youth to write a thoughtful essay about how a topic presented at the Whalefest Monterey 2020 Symposium directly impacts or could impact their life in the future. We are very excited about this essay contest that helps to educate, inspire and empower our next generations to explore and protect the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

 

At a Glance

 

·Whalefest Monterey Ocean-Themed 2020 Student Summer Essay Contest opens June 8, 2020

·Submissions are due no later than 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 20, 2020

·Go to the Whalefest Monterey page on www.montereywharf.com for rules and Symposium topics

·Select a video presentation to view from the YouTube Whalefest Monterey videos listed for Whalefest Monterey 2020

·Essays will be judged on originality of thought and clarity of prose

·The completed essay should use 12-Point Times New Roman font and be submitted in pdf file format

·Three $100 prizes will be awarded for students entering grades 6 to 8 for a 300-500 word essay, one per grade

·Four $100 prizes will be awarded for students entering grades 9 to 12 for a 500-1000 word essay, one per grade

·Winners will be notified by September 14, 2020

·Submit entries to: [email protected]:

·More details on the Whalefest Monterey page on the website, www.montereywharf.com

·More information: [email protected] or 831-238-0777

 

About Whalefest Monterey

 

The 11th Annual Whalefest Monterey will be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park in Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This outstanding educational 2-day Whalefest Monterey and Symposium is hosted by Presenting Sponsor Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association.

 

Whalefest Monterey is a free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages on Old Fisherman’s Wharf that celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). There will also be a variety of live musical entertainment at the head of the Wharf

 

Whale watchers come from around the world to view hundreds of whales, orcas, dolphins and pelicans that continue to feast on a “krill and anchovy buffet” in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Throughout the year, this Whale Watching Capital of the World offers sightings of 15 species of whales, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of Fissiped (sea otter).

 

Corporate Sponsors and Donations

 

Donations can be made and corporate sponsorships are available now for the 11th Annual Whalefest Monterey.  Please contact Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis at [email protected] for more details. Marine Life Studies is the 501(c)3 non-profit fiscal sponsor of Whalefest Monterey.    

 

For more information about Whalefest Monterey, go to the Whalefest page on www.montereywharf.com or call (831) 238-0777. 

 

 

Whalefest Monterey 2019 Symposium Links

Here's the links to Saturday's Lectures for Whalefest 2019.  

Whalefest Monterey 2019 - Whale Conservation Efforts, California

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/425020?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false

Whalefest 2019 - Creating Sustainable Fishing Future

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/425023?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false

Whalefest 2019 - Whale Entanglement Team