Sustainable Seafood FestivalWinners Awarded

05 October 2015

The 8th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, which took place in July in Weymouth, was proud to award the following Dorset businesses with a Sustainability Award recently at a ceremony with sponsor, Comax UK’s Managing Director – Graham Moakes:  


Joint Gold  Dorset Shellfish and  Hive Beach Cafe

Joint Silver Crab House Cafe and The Ilchester Arms Hotel

Joint Bronze Jailhouse Cafe and Jurassic Seafood

Highly Commendeds were awarded to: Golden Scallops, The Hix Academy, and The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Company


In line with their mission for a quality and sustainable Festival, organisers have teamed up with Poole based catering accessories distributor, Comax UK to help take the important awards to the next stage earlier this summer.  

Bournemouth based, award winning sustainability chef, Matthew Budden, helped judge the stands and their food offering to visitors during the festival and was very impressed at the improvements that many of the stand holders had made.  The key objectives being the use of local fish and produce, the presentation of their and use of bio-degradable food containers.

Comax UK’s Sales Director, Graham Moakes said: “It is important that busy food events like the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival should be using biodegradable, recyclable food and drink containers.    Visitors come to eat the local seafood and not only want to support their regional fishermen and fishmongers but expect a cleaner environment too.  We are delighted to be able to support the event and the Awards.”

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3.    Dorset Seafood Festival represents the UK’s largest, free to attend, seafood festival, recently placed first in Conde Nast Travellers’ UK’s best food festivals list, second in Country Life’s top five food festivals, fifth in the Financial Times ‘foodie festivals’ as well as winning Gold in the inaugural Dorset Tourism Awards for Tourism Event of the Year and Silver in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in 2013/14.

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