Do you have the best shellfish on Prince Edward Island?

Published juillet 17, 2019

The Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival is returning to downtown Charlottetown from Sept. 19-22, 2019 for its 24th year.

Once again, Restaurants Canada will be presenting the Shellfish Excellence Award, which recognizes one of the Island’s restaurateurs for exceptional service and promotion of local seafood. The winning establishment must exemplify superior shellfish quality standards, offer a variety of local shellfish, and promote the Island’s shellfish to its visitors and within its community.

Benefits of winning the Shellfish Excellence Award include:

  • An article in the 2020 issue of MENU magazine (readership of 66,000)
  • A blog post on Restaurants Canada’s website
  • A $500 cheque and plaque presented by Shanna Munro, Restaurants Canada President & CEO, at the P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival Main Stage
  • Award seal for use on menus and marketing collateral

Are you a foodservice operator on Prince Edward Island with the best shellfish around?

Click here to enter the competition! Deadline for entry is Aug. 31, 2019.

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by Restaurants Canada. Applicants must be foodservice operators on Prince Edward Island who champion local seafood initiatives and offer an extensive selection of local seafood on their menus.

2018 Shellfish Excellence Award Winner, Olde Dublin Pub

About the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival

What started as a one day shellfish event in 1996 to celebrate the Island’s shellfish industry quickly became a four-day jam-packed festival attracting visitors from around the world year after year.

While showcasing the Island’s renowned shellfish of mussels, oysters, and lobster, the event also provides chefs and shuckers a unique opportunity to display their impressive culinary skills by participating in fierce culinary competitions, live cooking demos, and roof-raising kitchen parties with some of Canada’s favourite bands.

Celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford and Michael Smith of Food Network Canada will host the weekend’s festivities this year.

Click here to learn more and buy your tickets today!


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