Ned Bell is the cook, writer, and advocate behind Chefs for Ocean, which he founded in 2014. Ned is passionate about creating globally inspired dishes crafted with locally grown ingredients with an emphasis on sustainable seafood. His community-focused life is firmly based on the health and wellness of his home, his country, and the world through extraordinary life experiences. As the father of three sons, Ned is dedicated to inspiring Canadians to become part of the solution for healthier oceans for today’s children and generations to come. Ned has earned numerous accolades, including Canada’s “Chef of the Year” at Food Service and Hospitality magazine’s 2014 Pinnacle Awards and the Seafood Champion Award from Seaweb in June 2017. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC.