Shellfish Skills and Feast

Newquay, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Katy

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Private Dining meets Skill-up session in this dive in to a super-value blend of seafood feast of exotic Lobster sashimi, a WHOLE crab each, a WHOLE lobster each, Prosecco & Sauvignon Blanc all whilst learning skills, tips and tricks from celebrated host and internationally renowned seafood expert, Katy Davidson. She has fished tournaments in the Caribbean, worked on the lobster boats out of Newquay Harbour, helped fishermen develop and deliver a direct to customer service during lockdown and writes for national and international press on sustainable seafood.

You will learn to handle and get the most out of your shellfish, gathering tips and tricks learnt from decades of experience
all whilst enjoying warm hospitality in Katy's coastal home.

If it's all too much for one sitting you can take home the rewards of your efforts for a salad or sandwich safely packed and wrapped.

This class will spoil you, entertain you and give you the skills and confidence to buy the more exotic seafood that many feel is too fiddly or complicated to prepare at home.
Other things to note
We will potentially meet at the Harbour if timing works out for you to collect the shellfish with me, which means coming back up a steep hill/steps, keep this in mind in terms of fitness/ability levels.
Private Dining meets Skill-up session in this dive in to a super-value blend of seafood feast of exotic Lobster sashimi, a WHOLE crab each, a WHOLE lobster each, Prosecco & Sauvignon Blanc all whilst learning skills, tips and tricks from celebrated host and internationally renowned seafood expert, Katy Davidson. She has fished tournaments in the Caribbean, worked on the lobster boats out of Newquay Harbour, helped fishermen develop and deliver a…

What's included

  • Food
    Lobster Sashimi, Whole Lobster. Whole Crab, Melted Garlic Butter, Brown Toa...
  • Drinks
    Prosecco & White Wine matched with the different courses
  • Equipment
    Shellfish Picks, Rolling Pins, Aprons, Wooden Boards, Oyster Knives,

Meet your host, Katy

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 60 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I can teach you all you need to know to feel confident buying, cooking and preparing fresh live shellfish all in a comfortable atmosphere of feasting and fun.
No part of this precious meat will go to waste when you learn with me.
I have fished, cooked & prepped hundreds of lobster & crab & can share everything I've learnt with you! I know our local fishermen in Newquay & work closely with them to source the freshest and most delicious seafood you can get. It's literally straight off the boat.
I launched a seafood bar that got to No 1 on TripAdvisor within 3 months of opening, I've decided to share some secrets of the shellfish world with you in a fun and relaxed environment where I take great pride in hosting you in my home giving you the best experience possible. Expect laughter music, chat and deliciousness.
I can teach you all you need to know to feel confident buying, cooking and preparing fresh live shellfish all in a comfortable atmosphere of feasting and fun.
No part of this precious meat will go to waste when you learn with me.
I have fished, cooked & prepped hundreds of lobster & crab & can share everything I've learnt with you! I know our local fishermen in Newquay & work closely with them to source the freshest and most delicious seafood you can get. It's literally straight off th…
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Wed, 4 Aug
£120 per person
£120 per person
Thu, 5 Aug
£120 per person
15:00 - 19:00
Join 2 other guests
£120 per person
Fri, 6 Aug
£120 per person
£120 per person
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Where you'll be

Newquay Harbour is where we will pick up our live seafood if the timing is right for the boats and then we will come back to my Airbnb premises which is only 5-10 minutes walk away to get hands on in my masterclass.

If you want to go straight for the class and miss the harbour we'll meet at the house at 3.30pm.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Lorraine
July 2021
This was a great way of learning all about how to eat crab and lobster, freshly cooked in front of you. I don’t think I’ll be nervous in future as I’ll have an idea of what to do to fully enjoy this awesome delicacy. The freshest seafood I’ve ever had! Thank you Katy - and for the wine and Prosecco pairing! Great fun - and absolutely yummy!
This was a great way of learning all about how to eat crab and lobster, freshly cooked in front of you. I don’t think I’ll be nervous in future as I’ll have an idea of what to do t…
Craig
July 2021
I have lots of experience eating lobster back in Canada so it came as a great surprise to learn many new tricks to maximize my lobster eating enjoyment! Crabs were a completely new shellfish for me and I came away knowing I can shell and eat these with confidence. A lot of fun!
I have lots of experience eating lobster back in Canada so it came as a great surprise to learn many new tricks to maximize my lobster eating enjoyment! Crabs were a completely new…
Alexandra
June 2021
We loved our experience Katy is very relaxed, welcoming, knowledgeable and great company. We were educated while having fun. This is a must do event. An adventurous seafood treat with laughter !
Murray
April 2021
We loved this absolute shellfish feast! Katy was super friendly and so enthusiastic to share her wealth of experience and local know-how when it comes to shellfish and seafood in general. Katy seriously knew her stuff, and also knew how to guide the evening through complex cooking and preparation processes to time it all perfectly. We can't wait to showcase our newfound shellfish skills with friends to impress them on future dinner parties!
We loved this absolute shellfish feast! Katy was super friendly and so enthusiastic to share her wealth of experience and local know-how when it comes to shellfish and seafood in g…
Isabel
October 2020
Katy was great! We learnt so much and had such a wonderful evening, we left super full and happy. Everything was delicious and it was a truly unique and special evening. We both felt Katy went above and beyond for us and the experience I’m so glad we found it!
Katy was great! We learnt so much and had such a wonderful evening, we left super full and happy. Everything was delicious and it was a truly unique and special evening. We both fe…
Drew
October 2020
This is a umami-charged experience for the senses. Katy’s enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise - (and in my case, patience!)- shines through and the result is a superb feast. Highly recommended.

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

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