Crabstock Festivals Ltd ® was created in 2012 after a chance meeting between Adrian Bartlett & Andy Hunting at a Food Festival in Oxford.
Crabstock’s® sole purpose is to promote the UK’s Seafood & Shellfish Industry and to try to inspire us to eat more of the great produce that can be found in the UK’s waters.
Here is some more info on Andy & Adi:
Andy has always been passionate about food, growing up on hearty stews and glorious puddings which in Andy’s eyes are real comfort food… and after his mother sadly passed away he decided in February 2010 to write a blog called “Andys Kitchen” to keep some of her recipes alive, and for a place for him to post some of his culinary ideas.
Years later and his blog is now one of the most popular in the UK, and now features recipes, competitions, reviews and much more. Through his blog he was asked to become part of the BBC Good Food Show Blogging Community, where he enjoyed meeting some amazing artisan producers, who asked Andy for his help in promoting their products, and he also got to meet and interview some great Chefs including Tom Kerridge, The Hairy Bikers, Paul Rankin and Brian Turner.
Adrian Bartlett started fishing in 1987, Starting as a deckhand then working his way up to skipper on Crabbing boats or potters based in Kingswear South Devon. Adrian has fished for Edible brown crabs and native lobster all around the UK coast but mainly built his crabbing career in the English Channel in the tidal waters North of Alderney (Channel Islands) on various boats and for various owners.
After working in the industry for 25 years and being passionate about the UK Seafishing Industry, an opportunity arose where he could share his knowledge and passion with the UK public and chefs to show how good UK Shellfish is to eat and how easy it is to pick a crab without fear, so Crabstock Shellfish Festival Ltd® was born!