Pop-Up Chef

Don Mayfield


About Don Mayfield

I'm a fishmonger and home cook specializing in local seafood cuisine. Working as a fishmonger at the Santa Cruz Harbor and Bay Area Farmers Markets ignited my passion for working with fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. I pull my inspiration from regional seafood dishes including bright and spicy Baja Fish tacos, warm clam chowders and delicate sushi. I have an extensive knowledge of locally harvested seafood and sustainable fishing practices. The ingredients within each dish come from a diverse community of sustainable fisherman, farmers, and artisan food purveyors. I am a person of the sea. Surfing and fishing California waters my entire life has forged my respect for ocean wildlife and strictly guides my decisions about what seafood is sensible to put on your plate. I work hard to ensure the seafood species I serve is bountiful and capable of replenishing and the methods used to catch or harvest the seafood respects our ocean ecosystem. I would love to address any seafood questions and concerns you have about what it means to be a sustainable seafood provider and consumer. You’ll leave my dinner guilt free and full bellied with only the best hand selected seafood. Check out my appearance on ABC Nightline: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/aspiring-chefs-home-cooks-test-skills-buy-meal-27807893