THE MSC Chef of the Year has been awarded to Silla Bjerrum, Danish-born owner of Feng Sushi, for her passion and commitment in promoting MSC herring and the Hastings fishery.
Silla recently went on a quest to Denmark to get some inspiration for her dream of putting MSC herring on her menu at Feng Sushi. In doing so she helped promote one of the key MSC certified fisheries in the UK to her customers, Guardian and Caterer readers and the wider foodservice industry.
Durham University have won MSC University of the Year, for their tireless promotion of certified sustainable fish and seafood to their students. Their involvement in the successful MSC #fishface campaign at the university proved a great example to the sector.
A special mention goes to Executive Chef, John Turner whose promotion of MSC seafood at the university and the #fishface fish and chip event for Durham students attracted enormous support and fantastic student feedback.
George Clark, UK Commercial Manager at the MSC said “Competition this year has been particularly tough in some categories, so we congratulate our new winners this year, as they have made enormous efforts to reach the top. Reaching the top is hard, but to remain there amid strong competition shows a long-term commitment that is supporting sustainable fishing and helping to drive change at sea.”
Other foodservice awards within the fish and chip shop sector named Olley’s Fish Experience, for Best MSC Restaurant Menu and Dennis Crooks Fish Merchants for the MSC Special Achievement Award 2015.