Saltscapes EXPO 2014

The PEI Fall Flavours Festival and PEI Shellfish Festival attended the Saltscapes EXPO in Halifax April 25-27, 2014 and what a great weekend it was. Amongst 450 other exhibitors showcasing the best of Atlantic Canada and proudly situated in the PEI pavilion, we had a great time meeting lots of new faces and shucking in oyster virgins […]

Catching up with our Champion Chefs

Chef Marc Lepine is no stranger to the PEI International Shellfish Festival. He made it to the finals in the Garland Canada International Chef Challenge 2 consecutive years taking home 1st place and $10,000 cash at the 2012 Shellfish Festival and a close 2nd and $2500 cash in 2013.  We recently caught up with Chef […]

BIZBASH names PEI Shellfish Festival to its “TOP 100 EVENTS” list

Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival is recognized by event industry leader BizBash as an annual event making an impact on the industry.  September 17, 2013 — BizBash, the leading trade media for event and meeting organizers and event marketers, has announced its 2013 list of Top 100 Events in Canada. After reviewing thousands of events […]

Garland Canada International Chef Challenge Recap

 If you didn’t get the chance to catch the Garland Canada International Chef Challenge at the Shellfish Festival this year, check it out! We invited 10 top chefs from across North America to compete for a grand prize of $10,000.     Two “heats” of five took place under the big white tent on Friday […]

2013 PEI Shellfish Festival Competition Winners

PEI Potato Seafood Chowder Championship 1st – Dwayne MacLeod – The Gahan House  2nd – Darius Martin – Sutherland’s Restaurant3rd – Dave Mottershall – Terre Rouge Atlantic Superstore International Seafood Chowder Championship 1st – Kyle Panton – Sim’s Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar2nd – Shawn Jackson – Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa3rd – Dwayne MacLeod […]

Chefs announced for the Garland Canada Chef Challenge competition

Announcing the final ten chefs who will be competing in the Garland Canada International Chef Challenge for the grand prize of $10,000. The competition follows a black box format where ten chefs will face off in two separate heats in the festival tent on Friday September 13. The audience is invited to watch the competition […]

Ten chefs, ten black boxes, $10,000

 Black boxes, invitation only, a $10,000 prize – it all sounds mysterious and intriguing! But this year everyone is invited to watch as top North American chefs compete for North America’s largest cash prize, all taking place on the PEI International Shellfish Festival grounds. The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge is inviting just ten chefs […]

I Came. I Cooked. I Created!

Planning a trip to Prince Edward Island for the International Shellfish Festival? Come early or stay late and experience a Culinary Bootcamp at Holland College! It’s a cooking boot camp you won’t want to miss! You’ve heard all about the award winning Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College – well, now is your chance […]

Want to be a part of it all? It’s easy!

Joining in the 2013 PEI International Shellfish Festival can be as simple as a stroll down to the Festival tent (located at the Charlottetown Event Grounds at the corner of Water and Grafton streets), take in some great East Coast music, slurp back some Island oysters or mussels accompanied by the beverage of your choice. […]

How to shuck oysters

• Hold oyster in the palm of your hand, or hold tightly against a hard surface with the cup or deep side down • Protect your hand by wearing a heavy-duty rubber glove or folded kitchen towel • Keep the bottom shell level to prevent spilling liquor • Locate the hinge and insert a knife […]