It’ll be a shucking great show.
Three-time Guinness World Record oyster shucker Paddy McMurray, from Toronto, Canada has been confirmed as the star addition to the Cork Oyster Shucking Championship at The Metropole Hotel this year.
The event on August 19th will form part of the Cork on a Fork festival and will see Paddy demonstrate his shucking skills and take on the role of chief judge for the competition on the night.
The championship is open to participants of all skill levels – from beginners to oyster enthusiasts, seasoned seafood connoisseurs, and professional chefs. To ensure that all contestants have a fair chance, Paddy will conduct masterclasses earlier in the day.
The evening will commence with an oyster reception, featuring a selection of Irish oysters before the shucking competition and an oyster hunt. There will be entertainment on the night too, with food writer Joe McNamee MCing.
“As a three-time Guinness World Record Oyster Shucker and a celebrated figure in the world of seafood, Paddy’s presence adds a level of excitement and expertise to the competition.” said Sandra Murphy, Group Brand and Communications Manager at Trigon Hotels.
“We invite all oyster enthusiasts, seafood lovers, and aspiring shuckers to join us for an evening filled with delicious flavors and the joy of celebrating the ocean’s finest delicacy.”
If you want to participate in the shucking competition, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book a ticket to watch here.