We're seeking chefs & oyster farmers to join us for Peat & Pearls Florida 2019
Join Blue Collards and the Swing Shift crew this November for a weekend of fine Scotch, premium oysters and culinary storytelling in the beautiful, colonial-era seaport of Pensacola, Florida. Last year’s event attracted more than two dozen of the region’s best chefs, 15 oyster farmers from across the Southeast and hundreds of discerning guests. This year will be even bigger and better. A portion of ticket sales will benefit marine conservation efforts in the Gulf region. Participation opportunities are outlined below. For full details on programming, please visit our main event page.
REgional Chefs | Grand Tasting | Nov. 17
We’re seeking chefs to participate in the oyster showcase at our Nov. 17 Grand Tasting event. Each selected chef will be paired with an oyster farmer and asked to prepare one chargrilled and one composed oyster dish.
- Each chef will be asked to plan one chargrilled and one composed oyster dish and prepare 300 servings of each
- Chefs will be responsible for sourcing all ingredients, other than oysters
- We ask that chefs bring their own grill and whatever additional equipment (i.e. tongs, charcoal, etc.) they require
- At least one member from each Chef’s team will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session prior to the event, details TBA
- One 30” by 96” presentation table and one 30” by 96” prep table
- Linens, ice, presentation vessels, plateware, utensils, shell collection bins & trash receptacles
- Two event credentials — for the featured chef & assistant working your table — and two complimentary general admission tickets
- Custom signage for each station listing the name of the chef, restaurant & location.
Registration details TBA soon.
Oyster Farmers | Grand Tasting | Nov. 17
We’re seeking oyster farmers to participate in the oyster showcase at our Nov. 17 Grand Tasting event. Each selected farm will be paired with a chef, who will prepare one composed oyster dish utilizing your product.
- We ask that each producer supply approximately 600 oysters & enough shucking power to get through a four-hour event
- Farmers will also be responsible for supplying all equipment needed for prep & service — to include shucking knives, gloves, etc.
- At least one member from each producers’ team will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session prior to the event, details TBA
- Each producer will be provided with two event credentials for the farmer & shucker working their table.
- In addition, each producer will receive two complimentary general admission tickets that can be shared with friends or family
- Linens, ice, presentation vessels, shell collection bins & trash receptacles will be provided.
- We will provide custom signage for each station listing the name of your farm, the name of your oysters & your location.
- We ask that producers not bring signage or decorations. We work very hard to create an outstanding experience for our guests, & consistency of presentation is key.
- We are working with a local seafood dealer to accommodate those who will not be bringing oysters with them & would rather ship ahead of time for us to transport to the event. Additional details (i.e. where to ship oysters) will be provided closer to the event.
Registration details TBA soon.
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