Ocean Tides – Bison, Venison, & Elk

Chef – Get Your Head In The “Game”   

 American Bison and Their Prairie Home Companions

Elk lets you inspire the kitchen and treat your guests to the extraordinary! Each month will supplement your monthly menu planning by featuring a seasonal direct program from a specific region of the globe. Our direct programs will bring the outstanding culinary experience of each region directly to your restaurant, menu, team, and guests. isn’t just your aquatic protein advocate. We have sea legs and a land lubber’s reach. September preludes Autumn, and we have your transitional game meats! Hot enough for Summer, but cool enough for your clientele. Bring sustainable pastured and wild game to your board for a distinct change to your End-of-Summer menu. Get your September grazing…

Chapter 1: The Hooved

American Bison – Buffalo (Bison bison)

Bison On the Hoof

A species so nice…Scientist named it twice. It belongs to pioneer survival. A native species that gave America legs…. literally. Also its hide, fur, meat, organs, and trade value were the predominant currency and sustenance of both Native and Pioneer folk. Even the methane potent dung could warm the frigid and then cook itself. Talk about low overhead… procures the history. Groups of Western Bison Ranchers commit to produce this noble protein to anyone who dares prepares this meat with the compassion that only comes from culinary professionals.

Deer “Venison” – Red Deer (Cervus elaphus )

Red Deer

Although not native, this is a “BIG” deer. The introduction of pastured Red Deer has revolutionize a part of the Venison demand. Presenting “slabs” of meat for a skilled hunter’s dinner table and readied and plentiful cuts for the chef who “hunts” for quality. Venison of this prestige has the distinguished “wild” flavor of game and the refinement of a pampered protein.

Elk – Wapiti  (Cervus canadensis)


The Elk is one of the largest land mammals in North America. They’re not only large in mass, but “large” in flavor. American Elk have a varied diet that presents a lean and “earthy” meat. Including grasses, plants, and even tree bark, the collage of nutrients that sustain this hefty beast produce a flavorful and deep red protein that plays well with the upcoming fall vegetable selection. The Elk’s appeal to Autumn Menus is as natural as the leaves turning. offers Elk that enables consistency in supply while preserving its natural characteristics.
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2015 California Spot Prawns

Spot Prawns

An early season opener has begun. The first of February saw commercial openings off Point Arguello, California. Just North of Santa Barbara, the Point Arguello opener launched the California season with good numbers. This lifts expectations for a stellar season.

California Spot Prawns boasts incredible sweetness and a perfect mix of Lobster and Shrimp Flavors. The Meat of the Spot Prawn has a phenomenal “SNAP” and finishes very silky. The Spot Prawn inhabit deep water and pack on “fat” to regulate body temperature. This translates to a beautiful product that interacts with quick cooking methods to retain “fat” in the finished dish. California Spot Prawns also have a wonderful crudo appeal. The Prawns are sushi grade and offer an elevated Ama Ebi application. secures the California Spot Prawn from Live Tanks in San Diego. The Prawns are shipped Priority Overnight to ensure the highest quality in the marketplace. Live shipping is available, however, “Fresh Kill” is preferred. The live prawns are submerged into near freezing ice water and killed instantly. This preserves the Prawn, and inhibits enzyme activity.

California Spot Prawns from is a phenomenal way to celebrate the sweetness of the Pacific Ocean. With cool temperatures and a robust salinity, the waters of Southern California produce a pinnacle in Saltwater Prawns. Allow to serve your menu, team and guests with California Spot Prawns.