Our newest chef ambassador


Noted as one of “best chefs in the country” and one of “the most sustainable chefs on the planet” by none other than world-famous Gordon Ramsay, Asheville chef William Dissen takes his seafood seriously.

If it’s not in season and if the species is threatened, you won’t find it on Dissen’s menus.

At his restaurants, The Market Place in Asheville ; Haymaker Restaurant in Charlotte ; and Billy D’s Fried Chicken at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, Dissen is devoted to serving what can be grown, harvested and foraged locally.

“My thought was if we are going to make sure we’re sourcing sustainable agriculture for our menus, we also need to make sure we’re having sustainable seafood on our menus,” Dissen said. Read the full story...

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