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Cook a Fish Give a Fish


Cook a Fish Give a Fish (Riverhead, NY)

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cook Monkfish Taco Salad With Chef Jay Lippin

Welcome to "Cook A Fish, Give A Fish"! In this unique and memorable cooking class, you will learn to cook delicious local seafood dishes alongside some of the finest chefs from Long Island to Rhode Island.This class is also an educational experience in which fisheries experts and fishermen will be in attendance to teach you everything you want to know about the fish, the fishermen and the many benefits of choosing locally harvested seafood. All while an expert chef teaches you how to turn fresh fish straight from the sea into fabulous meals you can share with your friends and family!

The best part - 100% of the ticket price goes towards providing local seafood for Long Island families in need (29 meals per ticket)!

The January 26th event will be led by Chef Jay Lippin of East End Food Institute in Southampton NY. Chef Jay will be teaching guests how to prepare “Monkfish Taco Salad.” Most people are unaware that monkfish are harvested right off Long Island . This delicious fish is known as "poor man's lobster" since the meat is firm and similar in texture to lobster. U.S. wild-caught monkfish is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under strict U.S. regulations.

This in-person live cooking event will be held on Thursday January 26th from 6-8pm at the East End Food Market at 139 Main Road in Riverhead NY.


About Chef Jay Lippin:

Chef Jay Lippin’s background includes tenures as Executive Chef at The Odeon and Cafe Luxembourg in New York City, Executive Chef at Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant in Chappaqua, NY, and most recently as Executive Chef at Baron's Cove in Sag Harbor, NY. He was also a winner of the TV show "Chopped" and WFAN’s “Tailgating Essentials & Barbecue Contest.” As East End Food Institute’s Chef in Residence, Jay is certified as a Food Manager and has completed Better Process Control School coursework for production of shelf-stable goods.

What to expect at a "Cook a Fish, Give a Fish!" class

This live, in-person "Cook A Fish, Give A Fish" class will be facilitated by Kristin Gerbino (Fisheries Specialist from Cornell Cooperative Extension ) and East End Food Institute's Outreach and Education Manager. Fisherman/Owner of North Fork Seafood Jermain Owens will be in attendance and speaking about local fish, fisheries and how to choose the perfect fish. Culinary instructions and step-by-step guidance on how to prepare "Monkfish Taco Salad" will be provided by East End Food Institute's expert chef Jay Lippin. After the cooking demo, guests will get to sample the delicious food prepared. Get ready to learn everything you need to know about choosing, purchasing, preparing and tasting the best local seafood Long Island has to offer. This is a fun, social setting, and you are invited to actively participate and interact!

Purchase your ticket today and help support Cornell Cooperative Extension and East End Food Institute in their mission to feed healthy, fresh fish to the community in need.


$40 for individual - $75 for couples (how about a date night!)



East End Food Market in Riverhead
139 Main Road
Riverhead, NY 11901

Last updated January 6, 2023