Each selected farm will be paired with a chef at our Oct. 7 Grand Tasting event. Chefs will be asked to prepare one chargrilled oyster dish, using wild oysters, and one composed oyster dish, using farm-raised oysters. We are asking that each farm bring a total of 600 oysters.
Peat & Pearls will supply all napkins, plates and eating utensils for the public. We will also supply two 6ft tables, a 10x10ft tent, signage with your farm's name on it, a trash receptacle and all serving vessels. Peat & Pearls is a high-end event, and we place a premium on guest experience. In the interest of consistency, we ask that participants not bring any additional signage or decor. We will handle all of that.
There is no fee to participate, but we do ask that farms donate product. We also ask that at least one member of your crew attend a talent orientation session at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7. We encourage each farm to bring a shucker, but we also have a limited number of volunteers for those who cannot provide one.
Your farm will be featured in all press releases and on our website. Farmers are also invited to attend our Oct. 4 VIP Reception, along with chefs, sponsors and members of the media. We have a small budget this year for travel assistance and are providing support to our farmers first. Please indicate whether you want to be considered for a travel scholarship on the form below.
Please direct all specific questions to event organizer T.S. Strickland at ts [at] peatandpearls [dot] com.