Clean Seas Seafood has picked up another award for its Spencer Gulf Hiramasa Kingfish with its first national gold medal at the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards.
The company was one of 10 gold medal winners in the ‘From the Sea’ category at the awards, presented in a ceremony in Sydney on August 13.
Clean Seas chief executive officer and managing director David Head said the Hiramasa Kingfish had won delicious. state medals in the past but this was the first national gold medal.
“We are thrilled to win a national gold medal at the delicious. Awards 2018,” he said.
“It means a great deal to us that the judges, who are all highly rated chefs, have awarded this honour to our fish.”
The delicious. Produce Awards celebrate Australia’s best produce and the regions that produce them.
Mr Head said the company believed it was the cold ocean waters of the Spencer Gulf and the firm texture of the fish that made it stand out, as well as the high level of care provided at the company’s facilities at Arno Bay and Port Lincoln.
He said the awards were highly valued but the biggest award was when chefs used the fish and retained it on their menus on a regular basis.
“When diners vote with their repeat business to the restaurants, that is the biggest award of all and the greatest recognition of the product quality,” he said.