UK: Seafish supporting future top chefs –

UK: Seafish supporting future top chefs Published:  09 June, 2006

SEAFISH is delighted to announce its support for the training of the UK’s top chefs of the future, by continuing its sponsorship of the National Seafood Championship, to be held on the 19th June 2006.

Now in its ninth year, the Championship provides students enrolled in full-time catering courses, together with those undertaking modern apprentices, with the opportunity to develop their creative skills using lesser-known species of seafood.

Eight teams of two will have three hours to prepare, cook and serve a three course meal which much include a shellfish soup or chowder, cold starter using preserved seafood and a main course including a lesser-known variety of seafood.

This highly respected competition is organised by The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, with sponsorship from Seafish, Young’s Bluecrest and the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association. The grand final will be held at The Grimsby Institute, where a panel of industry judges will be led for the first time by new judge and the co-founder of Fishworks, Mitchell Tonks.

Speaking about her role as Seafish judge at the finals, Claire Matthews said: “I am delighted to be involved once again in the finals of the Seafood Championship. It’s an inspiring competition to be involved in and I am looking forward to sampling this year’s dishes. The teams are so dedicated and enthusiastic, which makes our task of finding a winner all the harder”.

As well as a team trophy and cheque for £1,000, each member of the winning team will receive a championship medal, a carving knife and a one week placement in either one of Young’s development kitchens or in one of Mitchell Tonks’ Fishworks restaurants. The winners’ college does not go away empty handed either, receiving a trophy, certificate and £1,000 to spend on catering equipment. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.