More than 200 chefs and guests attend Mevalco’s Local to Local event

More than 200 chefs and guests from the UK and Spain attended Mevalco’s sustainable seafood Local to Local event, held in Bristol recently.

Edu Torres, head of Molino Roca, shared his skills on how to cook the perfect rice, paella style.

Guests enjoyed three Masterclasses throughout the day on a rolling programme. Balfegó Blue Fin Tuna, the world leader in blue fin tuna, provided a hand carving and presentation techniques session; Edu Torres, head of Molino Roca, shared his skills on how to cook the perfect rice, paella style; and the Hispamare team showed how to cook perfect prawns and showcased its range of wild prawns, carpaccio and other seafood.

In between the Masterclasses, guests had the chance to meet, taste, and discuss the products and provenance of various producers, including Roof Top Smokehouse (smoked chicharrón and anchovies in smoked butter), El Viejo Pescador Cantabria (octopus and artisanal preserves), olive oil from producers in Omed, tinned seafood from Rockfish, Cantabric anchovies from four different producers, and Bodegas Baron Sherry.

Don Bocarte, one of the most prestigious producers of anchovies and quality seafood in Spain, who has collaborated with Mevalco, also attended the event, showcasing not only its anchovies, but also its croquettes which can be cooked in the oven or an air fryer.

David Menendez, managing director of Spanish wholesaler and importer Mevalco, commented: “This is our second Local to Local event which gives our customers a unique insight into new products and Spanish cooking techniques from our hugely talented guest chefs.

“The day was a huge success and all our customers left with a big smile on their faces, so we are absolutely delighted.

“Both chefs and consumers want high quality and sustainable seafood that has been sourced and grown in a sustainable way to preserve fishing stocks – it is the right way to do business.

“We’re proud to offer the very finest, freshest seafood in the world!”

Published Date: June 5, 2024
Category: Wholesale Industry News