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Nuffield – Hong Kong

Ebby introduced us to Augustus from Open Oyster. Open Oyster is a great little bar so similar to our own Ulladulla Oyster Bar (UOB). Gus showed us how the French Oysters pack their oysters in branded 10 dozen crates. He loves them! small amounts for his bar (he sells 6-10 different oysters at any one [...]

Nuffield – Hong Kong

Next stop was Hong Kong. I met Kevin, my father and business partner there. Our harvest area – the Clyde River received export harvest classification while we were on route.. it was perfect timing. We had a very warm reception from Brian and Ebby of Taylor Finefoods (Asia) Ltd. They showed us how in Hong [...]

Nuffield – Oyster Bar St Pancras Station

I had a dozen Oysters from Ireland, Scotland and France, I really enjoy the French belon oysters, very similar to our native Angasi although the French definitely have a knack for finishing them. I also really like the small, hard – looking Irish Oysters you can tell that they are slowly grown in very cold [...]

Nuffield – Oyster Bar

If there is an Oyster Bar  around – I will find it!! Actually this one was pointed out to me, almost missed it. I sampled some oysters and had a chat to the Chef. It is definitely had a great feel, I could easily see myself dropping in here after work before joining the crush [...]

Nuffield – London

I really enjoyed the London talks – big picture, global perspectives and future trends. INSIGHT: the most profitable companies are tobacco, beer, soft drink, pharmaceuticals (20-40% profit margins) there are no food companies. Why ? everyone has to eat – most likely because its hard to go global – cultural trends and aggressive volatility in [...]

Nuffield – London

Wake -up call! China and India may be the fastest growing countries but the USA still has a gigantic GDP. It will be an economic leader for a while yet, check out this slide..

Nuffield – London

UK!! Our lectures were based at New Zealand house right in heart of London. Topics covered ranged from the Pros and Cons of GM crops, the power of supermarkets and how to counter them, the economy and market trends as well as personal development. INSIGHT: Branding and cooperatives are the secret to adding value to [...]

Nuffield – London

I love a bit of street art – London Underground

Nuffield – London

very british!!

Nuffield – Netherlands

KopperCress hot house visit INSIGHT: Technical proficiency very important but good prices are more important, everyone can reduce costs but only to an extent - In an expensive country don’t produce cheap products. This is so relevant to the Australian Oyster Industry. KopperCress have amazing presentation and promotions and super unique products NB – the oyster leaves [...]