Ireland’s Best Young Fishmongers Cross the Waters to Learn from Seafood Specialist Rick Stein

BIM Young Fishmonger of the Year Award 2017

The winners of the 2017 BIM Young Fishmonger of the Year Awards crossed the waters last week to reap the rewards of their win: a two day course at culinary legend Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow, Cornwall.

Under the expert eye of Sam Beech, Chef Lecturer at the Cookery School, Eimantas Zvirblis, Donnybrook Fair, Malahide and Stephen Hurley, The Fish Shop & Glenmar Shellfish, Union Hall attended in the “Fish and Shellfish” course where they discovered how to use the freshest seafood to create some of Rick Stein’s favourite dishes.

BIM Young Fishmonger of the Year Award 2017

Eimantas was the winner in the Supermarket Seafood Counter category and Stephen took the top gong as an Independent Seafood Specialist.

Speaking about the importance of the Young Fishmonger of the Year competition Ian Mannix, Business Development Manager at BIM, said:

“As a country, we need to celebrate the skills of our seafood industry and the BIM Young Fishmonger competition highlights one of the stalwarts of the retail sector – your local fishmonger. With more than 500 independent and supermarket seafood counters nationwide and domestic sales reaching €234 million this year, seafood has fast become the most on trend protein in the market.”

You can view more about this years BIM Young Fishmonger of the Year Awards finalists by visiting

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