Jack and Gill join Seafood Festival Line Up

14 May 2015

Renowned chefs Jack Stein, Executive Chef from the Stein family restaurants, and River Cottage’s Group Executive Chef, Gill Meller,  are to join the chef and expert line up at the 8th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival  - taking place 11-12 July 2015 in Weymouth Harbour.  

There’s a warm ‘whelkcome’ back to our much loved regional chefs including author and Chef Proprietor of the Crab House Cafe, Nigel Bloxham; ITV’s ‘Harbour Lives’ star and owner of Dorset Oysters, Pete Miles; BBC MasterChef’s Mat Follas from The Casterbridge in Dorchester; and award winning sustainability champion and Executive Chef of the Highcliff Grill, Bournemouth, Matt Budden. 

Visitors will also be entertained and informed by local Chef Proprietor of the Dining Room, Weymouth – Taher Jibet with his delicious local seafood creations in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission; and award winning Russell Brown from Creative About Cuisine who is heading up our Dorset Young Seafood Chef Competition this year.

Jack Stein will be joined by Dave Giles, Head Chef of Rick Stein’s in Winchester, and in addition to Gill Meller we are delighted to have our fabulous forager from River Cottage, John Wright on hand to talk you through all the lovely edible items he will have picked up from his coastal walk that morning.

Our favourite fishy experts include the amazing Duncan Lucas from Passionate About Fish; Nick Bryant from Samways; and Innes from Fish Box – all crazy about using sustainable local fish.  They’ll be helping us to ‘glam our clams’ as well as running our famous fish auctions in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission.

Win an opportunity to prepare and barbecue within the ‘How To’ zone where you can work closely with local experts and regionally caught seafood – the latter of which will be high on the menu.

Enjoy food from around 100 stallholders offering a mouth-watering selection of tasty fish dishes in the beautiful setting of Weymouth Harbour, and, new for 2015, visitors can sit and dine in a new pop up restaurant brought to you by the award winning Hive Beach Cafe, sponsored by Finn Square.  

Full Press Release (Word doc)

SEAFEAST - The Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen's Mission - the vital port of call for fishermen and their families.
Fishermen's Mission