All about that seabass: Norwich duo win contest to become Loch Fyne’s chief taster

Blogging duo 'Chatting Sass' have been shortlisted to become Loch Fyne's chief tasters. Picture: Cha

Blogging duo 'Chatting Sass' have been shortlisted to become Loch Fyne's chief tasters. Picture: Chatting Sass - Credit: Archant

A fish come true for popular Norwich bloggers, as winner is announced in Loch Fyne's hunt for Britain's biggest 'seafoodie'.

Taste of the sea at Loch Fyne in St Giles street, Norwich.photo Graham Corneycopy David Wakefield 05

Taste of the sea at Loch Fyne in St Giles street, Norwich.photo Graham Corneycopy David Wakefield 05.03.03for EDP eating outEDP pics copyright 2003 Tel: (01603) 772434

Kassai Chatting and Gabrielle Smeets, both 23-years-old and studying at Norwich University of the Arts, have been named the UK's biggest 'seafoodies' after winning nationwide search with a video explaining why they should be Loch Fyne's Chief Tester on their blog 'Chatting Sass.'

But the girls are set to swap sass for seabass now they've won the competition, and will become the voice of the public when advising the seafood chain on new dishes. This requires attending four tastings over the year and producing video blogs featuring the latest fishy delights.

They will also be taken on an all-expenses paid trip to Loch Fyne in Scotland to see where it all began and sample some delicious seafood.

Foodies Kassia and Gabrielle will also be required to share their experiences and reviews of the latest dishes via video blogs and social media.


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Kassia said: 'We're so excited, it's really great to have been chosen for this position.

'We're both massive seafood fans and love Loch Fyne. We're also always looking for ways to build our blog and develop new content.

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'When we went to Loch Fyne Norwich to produce our video review for the chief taster application, the restaurant staff were really knowledgeable and welcoming and made us even more excited about the possibility of working with Loch Fyne.'

Chatting Sass have been making waves on the Norwich blogging scene since July this year and had 2.1K views on their winning Loch Fyne vlog which sees them review the new Autumn/Winter menu at their local Loch Fyne.

The winner was judged based on a combination of the public response to their videos and a panel of the restaurant's management team.

The aptly named Giles Codd, marketing manager at Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill, said: 'We're delighted to offer Kassia and Gabrielle, otherwise known as Chatting Sass, this role.

Their enthusiasm for fantastic food and sense of fun shone through in their video reviews. We're looking forward to working with them to produce many more great video blogs and to hearing their thoughts on our future dishes.'

The restaurant was founded by Johnny Noble who grew up on the shores of Loch Fyne and developed his first oyster farm in the 1970s to help create a sustainable future in the Scottish Highlands.

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