Professional chefs from across Scotland are being invited to showcase their culinary expertise as they compete for the chance to have their outlet’s seafood bill covered for a month, as well as a tailored skills masterclass.
The #PrideofPlate competition was launched by Seafood Scotland in 2019 to showcase Scotland’s seafood products. The event runs from 14 to 23 of May and, for the first time, entries are open to both professional chefs as well as individual restaurants and food service venues.
Gregor Brown, project coordinator, Seafood Scotland said that the hospitality industry had been badly affected by the pandemic lockdowns. “Closure, followed by lower occupancy requirements and restricted operating hours, have imposed significant pressure on our food and drink outlets, and we want to support them in any way we can,” he said.
This year’s prize will see Seafood Scotland covering the winning establishment’s seafood bill for an entire month. The overall winner will also have the opportunity to nurture their expertise post-lockdown in a skills masterclass delivered by seafood skills expert, CJ Jackson. Nine runners-up will also be invited to attend a separate skills workshop.
To enter, applicants need to share a seafood dish of their creation to Seafood Scotland’s Instagram account @seafoodfromscotland, tagging the organisation and using the hashtag #PrideofPlate.