Date: Fri Jul 30th
Katy Davidson is an oyster evangelist known as The Oyster Lady. Her passion has seen her converting thousands of oyster doubters to lovers at numerous food festivals and events over the past 10 years.
She skilfully blends gastronomic joy, with humour, ethics and sustainability, to highlight all that eco-hero oysters have to share. She has spent years campaigning passionately for food; In 2006 she became the youngest leader of a Slow Food group in the UK, heading it up in Cornwall where she brought in younger generations founding the Youth Food Movement UK in 2007.
Curating and headlining oyster-specific tastings, masterclasses, catering, festivals and events she created and ran the inaugural London Oyster Week in 2018; a city-wide celebration of oysters at 25 high profile venues, raising funds for oyster education and restoration as well as publicising oyster culture to the mainstream with over £1million of press coverage achieved in the first year.
Katy’s CIC, The Oyster Academy teaches hands-on skills and in depth oyster culture in a similar way to a sommelier course in wine, giving guests the confidence and knowledge to buy, shuck and serve oysters both professionally and at home.