May 2011 : American Wetlands Month
In honor of The Wetlands Conservancy’s 30th anniversary, and American Wetlands Month in May, Newmans at 988 along with select restaurants and all New Seasons Markets promoted an “Aqua Plate Special” menu item, featuring seafood whose habitat is dependent upon the health of Oregon’s estuaries, and from which a portion of proceeds were donated to The Wetlands Conservancy.
Newmans at 988 participated by serving wild-caught salmon. For the month of May, 10% of the proceeds of each Aqua Plate Special were donated to The Wetlands Conservancy.
Chef John Newman is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Alldrin as Sous Chef at Newmans at 988. Steven, 23, comes to Newmans via the Wayfarer Restaurant where he was the Lead Line Cook.
Steven is a 2006 graduate of the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland. This is Steven’s second tour of Newmans. He was first employed from May 2008 to June 2009. In addition to Newmans and the Wayfarer, he has previously worked on the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Cooking is in his family. His brother Jason Alldrin is the Executive Chef at Maggies at the Inn at Seaside.
Steven was born in Portland and in his spare time enjoys surfing, gardening, and raising chickens.