Bobby Groves is the Head of Oysters at London restaurant Chiltern Firehouse. Born in Maldon, Essex, Bobby began working at his local oyster farm, Maldon Oysters, in 2006, cultivating, delivering and exporting shellfish. He has also worked as an oyster shucker for various London food markets, shucking thousands of oysters per day.
As part of his research for Oyster Isles, Bobby undertook a 5,000 mile journey around the coastlines of the British Isles and Ireland on a Triumph motorcycle.
Bobby lives in London, supports Newcastle United and also plays the banjo in folk band Beans on Toast.
Instagram: @bobby__banjo / @bobbysoysters