International chefs visit Peterhead Fish Market

Peter Bruce talks to the budding chefs at Peterhead Fish Market
Peter Bruce talks to the budding chefs at Peterhead Fish Market

A group of 20 international budding chefs visited the Blue Toon last month to learn more about the fishing industry.

The group had an early start on Thursday, March 20 when they made their first stop at Peterhead Fish Market.

Skipper of the Budding Rose, Peter Bruce, was on hand to talk to the group about the market, the fish and how they are sold.

From there the group visited Peter’s boat, where they were met by four other local skippers; James Stephen (Harvest Hope), Andrew Buchan (Favonious), Brian Buchan (Lapwing) and John Buchan (Ocean Venture), who gave them a brief tour of the boat and how they fish at sea.

After their tour, the group visited the Peterhead Fishermen’s Mission where they received bacon rolls and a cup of coffee, and watched a film called “Business of Fishing”.

After enjoying their refreshments, the chefs went over to Sustainable Seafoods for a tour of their factory which was followed by a visit to The Bay Fish and Chip shop in Stonehaven.

Speaking afterwards, Peter said: “We are keen to do more of this to promote the industry to local chefs.

“We received an excellent reaction from those involved and we did this last year but with farmers instead.

“Later this year we will do the same thing with chefs from Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh.”