The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten Food Van, nice!

The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten Food Van, nice!

Delighted to have been included in this list of the top ten food vans in Cornwall both online and in the My Cornwall magazine earlier this year! You can check out the online article and read all about it by clicking this link! We are described as one of Cornwall “most famous” food vans and can apparently provide “everything a pig and seafood lover can dream of”.  We’ll take that!...
The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten for Wedding evening food with Bride & Tonic Blog

The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten for Wedding evening food with Bride & Tonic Blog

There are lots of lovely wedding related websites and blogs around but right up there among our favourites have always been Bride & Tonic. Take a look if you are planning your wedding as it is a blog full of beautiful ideas and inspiration! Needless to say then, we were delighted to be included in their national list of the “Top Ten Alternative Wedding Evening Food Suppliers”  Our Top Ten Alternative Evening Food Ideas - UK Suppliers We are able to serve your wedding breakfast, your evening food, either or both, and, we can even return the next morning with delicious breakfasts and brunches to kick start your married life! Take a look at our menu section to see the kind of food we offer and if you’d like to have a chat about anything, get in...
The Shellfish Pig: Just Add Beer, Cheers Sharps!

The Shellfish Pig: Just Add Beer, Cheers Sharps!

It’s been such a brilliant year for our small business and we’ve had to keep this exciting piece of news quiet for most of it! We were so proud to be invited for inclusion in the first ever cook book produced by Sharps Brewery, Just Add Beer. We have worked alongside Sharps Brewery for the past few years and are huge advocates of their genuine passion for pairing great food with great beers. This beautiful cook book is packed with over 60 recipes from some of the most talented and well respected chefs in Cornwall and the UK. To be able to contribute a couple of our dishes to it is a huge honour for us! The foreword is provided by the one and only Nathan Outlaw and as sirname and alphabetical order luck would have it we are sandwiched between the incredible trio of Paul Ainsworth, Tim Barnes and Alan Bird, on the index page that is! This book is literally packed full of recipes from our Cornish food hero’s, we can’t wait to stock up on the recommended beers and get cooking this festive period! A special thanks to Ed Hughes (Sharps’ Beer Sommelier extraordinaire!) and Rachel Williams for producing this fantastic book, and involving us in it! Thanks also to Nick White and Bryony Hughes for welcoming us into The Sharps family and pushing your beers towards our food! The book is being launched officially at Padstow Christmas festival this Thursday 6th December but it is for sale now at The Sharps Website (some wicked offers to go alongside the book here too!). Probably the most...
The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten!

The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten!

We were pleasantly surprised last week to be included in a list published by The British Wedding Blog, Bride and Tonic. The list was to highlight their Top Ten suppliers providing alternative evening food at weddings! Some of our favourite traders from around the UK were also included in the list but we seem to be the only ones from Cornwall, thanks guys! Our Top Ten Alternative Evening Food Ideas - UK...
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 Shellfish Pig: Plastic Free & Proud!

The Shellfish Pig: Plastic Free & Proud!

If you’ve ever spent a few minutes reading the “Our Ethos” section of our website you will know that we have always taken great care and pride in using minimal amounts of materials that aren’t compostable. All of our cutlery, napkins, boxes, trays, coffee cups and chowder pots are from either Vegware or Bio Pac Ltd and are made of plant based and biodegradeable/compostable materials. No straws of any kind have ever been in, our given out from our van.  “Single use plastic straws have to be one of the most ridiculous, self indulgent items humans have come up with. Used for a matter of minutes then discarded to landfill where they outlive us all, they are something we can all do without. We are right behind The Final Straw Cornwall ” The Shellfish Pig, January 2018 You can quote us on that!! Our biggest issue with plastics has been with bottled water. At festivals and some public events it has felt essential to be able to sell people water with their meals, if they choose to buy it. But it has never sat right with us. You can buy 24 plastic bottles of water from a well known cash and carry for less than £3. The bottles end up in bins and landfill and the fact that this is happening all over the UK is too big a problem to ignore. We recently got involved with, and ignited quite a debate live on BBC Radio 6 Music on the Cerys Matthews show via Twitter. We asked the question, how can we sell water to the public without plastic being involved? After...