Supporting Sustainable Cooking


Potawatomi Culinary team Chef Pete Zach, Chef Steve Cady and Chef Seth VanderLaan
competed in the Lake Superior Fish Classic in Duluth, Minnesota.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino places great importance on utilizing local and sustainable products in food production when possible. Recently Chef Seth VanderLaan (pictured right) traveled from the shores of Lake Michigan to the coastline of Lake Superior to compete in the Lake Superior Fish Classic.

One of ten chefs from Minnesota and Wisconsin putting his culinary skills on display, VanderLaan swept his competition, winning both the professional contest and People’s Choice award in the seafood cooking challenge. VanderLaan’s winning dish featured a seared whitefish, originating from Lake Superior’s commercial fisheries, prepared with poached herring Riesling butter and served alongside creamy Oakview Farms grits and sweet corn chow chow. 

The Lake Superior Fish Classic was hosted by the Minnesota Sea Grant and Wisconsin Sea Grant to honor those who manage, harvest, sell, study and prepare Lake Superior's commercially harvested fish, commonly including cisco and whitefish.