The Shellfish Pig: Olive Magazine “Best Streetfood Chef” Finalist

The Shellfish Pig: Olive Magazine “Best Streetfood Chef” Finalist

We’ve had a fantastic year so far, so when we found out that Nick had been nominated and had made the final 4 in the “Best Streetfood Chef” Category of the Olive Magazine Chef Awards we were blown away! You can read all about the awards on the Olive website by clicking here The Editor of Olive magazine, Laura has already made the trip down to Cornwall and has been to visit our van. Nick cooked up 3 tasty dishes for her in the most glamorous of locations (a car park, in the Cornish mizzle!). We have to wait a while to see who wins but to be honest,Nick is just chuffed with the final 4, against some pretty tasty competition nationwide! The ethos of the awards is lovely and it is well worth having a look through all the categories! We stole this paragraph from their website as we think it shows what olive Magazine do and are trying to achieve with their awards - fantastic stuff! “For the past 15 years olive has championed the chefs that are making a difference to the way we eat in the UK. Instead of focussing on ‘celebrity chefs’ and ‘TV cooks’, we’ve sought out the professionals behind the pass who are breaking a sweat, innovating and pioneering. And this year, for the first time, we’re celebrating them officially – with the launch of the olive magazine Chef Awards, in association with Dark Horse Wine.” We are still very much in the midst of our busiest year and we are absolutely loving it, so to get this bit of recognition is a great...
The Shellfish Pig: We’re Hiring!

The Shellfish Pig: We’re Hiring!

***Hiring*** Unitl we find ourselves a fixed premises (any suggestions/leads welcomed!) we can’t take anyone on full time, however….. Are you, or is someone you know a real Shellfish Pig? We are on the look out for 1 or 2 people to join us, casually at first but with the potential for the role(s) to grow with our business! We have plenty of festivals, weddings and other exciting events booked for 2018 and would love to have you on board! Must have/be: - A genuine passion for sourcing, preparing and cooking great food using the best Cornish produce. - Good communication skills, enthusiasm and a sunny outlook! - The ability to lift, carry and be on your feet for many, many hours at a time, with a smile! - Reliable and hardworking! - Able to work weekends We can teach you the rest although experience of driving large vans or working in a streetfood environment would be a plus! We offer: - Good rates of pay - above minimum wage, TBC dependent on experience etc! - Lots of lovely food - Training & Food Hygiene/Safety Certifications - A wicked Shellfish Pig T-Shirt or two! - Potential for progression - A chance to work with us at some brilliant food focused events, and take some time to go and enjoy them! If you or someone you know is interested please drop us an email at info@shellfishpig.co.uk and tell us...
The Award Winning Shellfish Pig: Best Streetfood Winners 2017 Food Magazine Awards

The Award Winning Shellfish Pig: Best Streetfood Winners 2017 Food Magazine Awards

On Monday 6th February we made our way up to The Yeo Valley HQ near Bristol for the prestigious 2017 Food Magazine Awards. We were thrilled to have made the Final 4 in “Best Streetfood” Category, in the company of a couple of our favourite Cornish streetfood traders: Craftworks Kitchen and Beautiful & The Feast! At this point we want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us to make the final 4, getting recognition from the our customers and the public is fantastic, and we headed to Bristol determined to have a lovely evening, but not expecting to win! We won! During a delicious meal, where each course was nicely paired with a lovely Sharps Beer the awards were dished out, and hearing our name being called was one of the nicest moments we have experienced since setting up The Shellfish Pig 2.5 years ago! A HUGE thanks again to everyone who took the time to vote for us and also to everyone who has since contacted us to say well done, we really appreciate the support! It was a successful night for Cornwall in general, proving what we (and everyone else in Cornwall) knows; that this county has the best produce and the best food in the UK! You can read more about all the other winners in this lovely article written by Lee Trewhela. Here are all the winners: Rock Salt Cafe, Plymouth – Best Restaurant The Queensbury, Bath – Best Foodie Hotel Scott Paton, Boringdon Hall Hotel – Best Chef Pete Sanchez-Iglesias, Casamia – Local Food Hero Jack in the Green,...
The Shellfish Pig: Final 4 in “Best Streetfood Category” of The SW Food Mag Awards

The Shellfish Pig: Final 4 in “Best Streetfood Category” of The SW Food Mag Awards

First of all we want to wish our customers, suppliers, friends and family a very Happy 2017, and say a big thanks for all your support over the past 2.5 years! We were already optimistic and excited about the year ahead but on the 4th January we received news on the Tweetvine that we had made the Final 4 in “Best Streetfood Category” of the prestigious 2017 SW Food Mag Awards. We put our heart and soul into our business and it’s lovely to get some recognition and be on the same awards list as some of our Cornish food hero’s and favourite eateries! So, to anyone who voted for us: THANK YOU! We may not win but reaching the final 4 is a great spur to keep on working ethically, developing our streetfood dishes and trying to up our game further in the coming months and...
The Shellfish Pig: We Need You!

The Shellfish Pig: We Need You!

After the excitement of being shortlisted for a Cornwall Sustainability Award this year (we lost out to some great Cornish businesses, and friends - The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide and The Cornish Seaweed Company, well done guys!) we are thrilled to have made the final shortlist for the 2017 Food Magazine Reader Awards. It’s an online voting system which literally takes a couple of seconds to complete and we are hoping that, if you deem us worthy, you might give us your vote!? Vote for The Shellfish Pig in The Food Reader Awards, Best Streetfood Category by clicking here. There are some well established, great streetfood businesses in the running so we aren’t counting our pigs just yet but we know that we have an amazing bunch of customers, friends and family and we hope you will take the time to vote! A BIG thanks for those that have already voted for us and an equally large thanks in advance to those that do in the future! Voting closes on 4th January, but we all know you will be too hungover and tired to think about doing it early next year, so while your in the festive spirit; don’t be Shellfish, give us your vote...
The Shellfish Pig: Shortlisted In The Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2016

The Shellfish Pig: Shortlisted In The Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2016

A few months ago we were contacted by email by a lovely fellow at Cornwall Council who said he had heard good things about The Shellfish Pig from a sustainability perspective. He drew our attention to The 2016 Cornwall Sustainability Awards and suggested that we should apply for an award. We realise that sustainability is a bit of a buzzword which can be thrown about casually by companies trying to align themselves with their target customer’s values, so; with the exception of a small section on our website our credentials aren’t something we shout about too much, despite it being something we believe passionately in! We believe sustainability shouldn’t be used as an advertising gimmick, operating sustain-ably should just be what good, responsible companies do! We completed the long application form where we discussed our alignment with The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide which helps to shape our choices when sourcing our seafood. We talked about the rest of our sourcing which involves no less than ten amazing Cornish producers and suppliers from less than 15 miles from our base here in Penryn. We also mentioned our herb gardens and allotment, use of Vegware Biodegradeable packaging and the recent sale of our generator meaning we no longer use a generator at all to run our business. We then promptly forgot we had submitted an application so were excited and surprised in equal measure when we were contacted The Cornwall Sustainability Awards recently to say we had been shortlisted for an award! We have no idea if we will win or not but as a very small business, trying our best with every meal we...