The team from Fanny Bay Oysters Bar & Shellfish Market is taking their show on the road and bringing some of BC’s best shuckers to the table as they host the BC Seafood Festival Oyster Shucking Competition at Mount Washington on Saturday, June 24.
Hot off the heels of its big win as Producer of the Year at the 2023 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Fanny Bay is back for another round as title sponsor and on the hunt for elite shuckers to step up, show their skills, and compete for a total of $2,500 in cash prizes at the annual competition.
This year’s event will be held at the peak of Mount Washington with guests being chairlifted to the top for the perennially sold-out Shucked! Happy Hour offers all-you-can-eat oysters and precedes the shucking competition.
All pre-registered and confirmed shuckers receive:
- Two complimentary tickets for each shucker’s friends and family to attend the Shucked! Oyster Bar Happy Hour event and watch them compete;
- Travel expenses for ferry and gas from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island;
- One or two nights accommodation at the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Centre;
- Meals while on site;
- Participation gift courtesy of Fanny Bay Oysters.
National and International shuckers are also welcome to apply and request additional travel expense consideration. Cash prizes of $1,500, $750 and $250 will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place shuckers.
All interested shuckers can sign up to attend here.
Last year’s shucker who reigned supreme at the annual competition was Salt & Earth Catering Co.’s Jonathan Merrill, while silver and bronze were claimed by Fanny Bay ambassadors Mike Osborne and Hannah Hang, respectively.