Following the success of last year's launch event, the organisers of the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year competition are thrilled to announce that this popular event will take place once again at the Newlyn Fish Festival, 27th August at Newlyn Harbour, kindly hosted and organised by Seafood Cornwall Training Ltd and supported by Seafish and Passionate about Fish.
Competitors in action during the 2011 competition
The event will bring together the best fish filleters and fishmongers from around the county to test their skills as they battle it out for the prestigious title of "2012 Cornish Fishmonger of the Year".
Preliminary heats will take place throughout the day on the festival's Demo Kitchen Stage located within the fish market; with the final scheduled for 3pm. Individuals will compete on behalf of their company or employer and will be required to demonstrate the many different techniques regularly employed by fishmongers to prepare seafood for the consumer.
The competition will be judged by expert Fishmongers; Duncan and Sue Lucas from Passionate about Fish, who will award points for technique, speed, yield, hygiene and presentation.
The winning individual and company will be awarded the coveted title and will take home the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year Trophy as well as £100 in prize money and a Zwilling J.A. Henckels Filleting Knife, kindly donated by Pots 'n' Pans, Barnstaple. The runner up will receive £50 prize money and a Zwilling J.A. Henckels Filleting Knife also.
Sarah Crosbie, the event's organiser commented, "Seafood Cornwall Training is very excited to be able to bring this competition back to the Newlyn Fish Festival. Last year's event was a real success and brought some of our most skilled employees from the Cornish Fish Industry out of the filleting room and into the spotlight. This year's event is set to be very competitive indeed".
Last year's winner Lee Trethewey representing Fish For Thought (L) and runner up Ian Pilkington (R) representing Matthew Stevens and Son, St Ives.
Click here to see more photos from last year's event
Please contact Seafood Cornwall Training for an entry pack. Entries will be subject to a ballot in the event of oversubscription. Closing date for entries; 10th August 2012.
A £20 entry fee applies. All competitors will receive two complimentary tickets to the 2012 Newlyn Fish Festival.
Telephone: 01736 364324