The Caterer

Oyster shucking competition open for entries

09 August 2010
Oyster shucking competition open for entries

Entries are being sought for this year's British Oyster Opening Championship, which challenges competitors to open 30 oysters in record time.

Sponsored by Tabasco, the competition will take place on Wednesday 1 September at Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill in London.

Entries will be judged by a panel of seafood experts and chefs, and competitors will be expected to open and present 30 oysters as quickly as possible.

The winner will walk away with a trophy and £250 prize money as well as the chance to represent Britain in the International Oyster Opening Championship in Galway, Ireland.

To enter the competition contact Tess Robinson at Food Matters by calling 020 7371 6466 or e-mailing

View photos from last year's event on Table Talk >>

Armando Lemar is Tabasco oyster-opening champion for eighth time >>

Hélène Darroze - oyster masterclass >>

By Daniel Thomas

E-mail your comments to Caterer News here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!