Meet our food heroes: Tim Marshall

1st Mar 2019

Tim Marshall is the owner of Porthilly Shellfish, home of the famous Porthilly oysters, mussels and clams, as well as a range of sea vegetables. He comes from five generations of farmers and always loved fishing, crabbing and boats growing up – which led onto dabbling with trying to grow oysters for some extra money.

The test more than paid off and now more than twenty years on, working with his son Luke, Tim supplies all our restaurants with oysters that our customers enjoy time and time again. They grow around 800,000 oysters a year, which are bought in as tiny juveniles and on grown in cages held on frames on the seabed in the Camel Estuary – just a mile across from the water from Padstow.

Tim often delivers training sessions for our kitchen and front of house teams and his top tip for storing shellfish: Never keep them in water but put them in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and store them in the bottom of your fridge.

Meet some of our other food heroes here.

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