Why Bay for the Gulf?
Bay for the Gulf was started by Guillaume Bienaime, executive chef of Restaurant Marche in Menlo Park. Through numerous conversations with Pietro Paravanno, a local fisherman and president of the Institute for Fisheries Resources, Chef Bienaime learned shocking details about the seriousness of the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Having recently visited Louisiana and the peaceful, pristine bayous, Bienaime felt a personal connection and deep concern for the future of the Gulf and the people who live and work along its shores. He immediately thought of the Rosewood as the perfect venue for this event of this sort and is grateful that Executive Chef Peter Rudolph chose to participate.
Save Our Gulf
Save Our Gulf is an initiative of Waterkeeper Alliance to support the seven Gulf Coast Waterkeepers directly impacted by the BP oil disaster. These include Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Emerald Coastkeeper, Galveston Baykeeper, Louisiana Bayoukeeper, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, and Mobile Baykeeper. Find more information at www.saveourgulf.org.