October 25th, 2016

Loch Fyne on the hunt for a chief taster

Loch Fyne on the hunt for a chief taster Loch Fyne on the hunt for a chief taster

THERE must be something fishy about the job at Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill  – it seems too good to be true.

The seafood brand, which has a restauarnt in Kenilworth, is on the hunt for a ‘chief taster’ to help trial its new dishes and ensure Loch Fyne restaurants serve only the most mouth-watering food. This amateur ‘seafoodie’ will be the voice of the public, providing feedback on new recipe ideas.

The chosen taster will be taken on an all-expenses paid ‘induction’ trip to Loch Fyne in Scotland, where they will enjoy some of the amazing shellfish and seafood, which comes fresh from the Loch and is served in Loch Fyne restaurants across the UK.

The successful candidate will also be invited to attend four tastings throughout the year at their nearest Loch Fyne restaurant to try out dishes from new menus.

They will be required to share their thoughts about the food and their experiences of Loch Fyne via a series of video blogs and posts on social media.

Payment for the role will come in the form of exquisitely cooked fish and shellfish, according to the job advert which was posted on Loch Fyne’s website.

The job advert, which has been promoted via Loch Fyne’s social media channels and Gumtree, reads: “Are you mad about monkfish, crazy for crayfish and a total looney for langoustines? Do you fancy yourself as the next Jay Rayner or Deliciously Ella?

“What about an all-expenses paid trip to Loch Fyne in the Scottish Highlands to sample some of Britain’s most sumptuous shellfish?

“Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill is looking for a “Chief Taster” to ensure we serve our guests only the most mouth-watering dishes. As the voice of the people, you will be an enthusiastic amateur foodie with talented taste-buds and a passion for seafood.”

To enter, candidates must produce a short video blog explaining why they should be Loch Fyne’s new chief taster.

The videos must be posted on Instagram with the hastags, #LFchieftaster #LochFyne #seafoodie #food #yummy #foodie #delicious #seafood #fishforever.

A shortlist of six will then be chosen all of whom will then be invited to create a second video review after doing a tasting of the new Autumn/Winter menu. These will also be shared on Instagram with all the relevant hashtags. A successful candidate will then be chosen.

Giles Codd, marketing manager at Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill, said: “At Loch Fyne we use only the best quality, fresh, seasonal produce and are always looking for new ways to further improve our menus and ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“We want to find Britain’s most passionate amateur seafoodie to help us perfect our menus over the next 12 months.

“This is a dream job for anyone who loves eating fish and shellfish and is enthusiastic about blogging and social media. We can’t wait to see some of your videos!”


expanded to add a smokehouse, farm shop and oyster bar, which provided the springboard for further restaurant expansion. Today the Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill restaurant group has 38 restaurants throughout the UK.

Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill works hard to remain true to its roots and sustainably sources all its fresh fish and seafood, with much of the shellfish and smoked fish served in the restaurants freshly delivered from Loch Fyne.

Behind the scenes, the company works closely with several leading marine and environmental bodies, such as the Marine Conservation Society.

Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill never serves fish from endangered stocks and ensures that the products used in the restaurants derive from a sustainable resource, either wild or responsibly farmed.