Temakinho is the first restaurant chain to obtain Friend of the Sea certification
Temakinho – the Japanese – Brazilian restaurant with multiple locations in Italy and Spain – has obtained the Friend of the Sea certification for sustainable restaurant chains and can now display the official seal of approval.
In compliance with the main certification requirements, the majority of the chain’s seafood is certified by Friend of the Sea or Global G.A.P equivalent.
Certified species include Atlantic salmon, Red drum, European sea bass, Yellowtail amberjack and Yellowfin tuna.
“Sustainability is no doubt the key to the future: the only way to ensure a future for us and for the generations to come,” says Linda Maroli, Temakinho’s Marketing and Communications Manager. “Sustainability has been part of Temakinho’s philosophy since we opened our first restaurant in 2012. We are extremely proud to be the first restaurant chain in the world to obtain the Friend of the Sea certification that gives our customers the certainty of finding at Temakinho high – quality and sustainable seafood products.”
Founded in Italy in 2012, Temakinho is now the European leader in the Japanese-Brazilian casual dining with two venues in Milan, two in Rome and one in Ibiza. At Temakinho the Japanese culinary tradition swings with the tastes and aromas of Brazil, and the rhythms of Jazz, Samba and Bossa Nova. The menu includes petiscos (japanese-brazilian snacks), tartaras, ceviches, tiraditos, rolls and temakis accompanied by caipirinhas (the queen of Brazilian drinks, prepared using Temakinho’s “Mais Amor” cachaca), smoothies and “Mais Amor” cerveja, Temakinho’s signature beer. Strongly committed to sustainability, the chain also supports several philanthropic projects in Brazil.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 500 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainable origin of their seafood. Audits, based on the best and the most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies. Recently the program has expanded to the certification of sustainable shipping, ornamental fish and whale watching operators.