CALGARY — Chefs Darren MacLean (Shokunin) and Duncan Ly (Foreign Concept) have partnered to launch a fully sustainable sushi restaurant in Calgary. Greenfish is a redefined quick-service concept, which will soft open on September 26 in Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market, with a grand opening slated for September 28.
The commitment to sustainability extends into every facet of Greenfish. The packaging for the shared “omakase” combos are not only exquisite in design, but fully compostable. Designed for an immersive experience, the box will house the story of Greenfish, as well as highlight the different types of fish, pickles and instructions on how to eat the sushi.
As a long-standing champion of sustainability in the culinary industry, MacLean created a menu using only green-listed fish approved by Ocean Wise with a long-term goal to support ocean cleanup, helping to end fishery poaching, protecting global coral reefs and endangered species.
“I’ve always found it hard to reconcile sustainability with accessibility and, when I came across this opportunity, I couldn’t pass it up. This will be the pilot project with hopes to see more across the country,” says MacLean.