Oyster Fest shucking champ shows Twist reporter Jacqueline Mazur how it’s done!

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Jay Gallet with Superior Seafood has a plaque on the wall with “first place” etched in bold letters.

Gallet won this year’s Oyster Fest oyster shucking contest blowing his fellow contestants out of the water.

And even though Gallet has been in the oyster business since he was just 5-years-old, Superior’s “Master Shucker” says it was his first time entering the contest and he was surprised he won.

"it's overwhelming," says Gallet.

He tells Twist reporter Jacqueline Mazur he knew his calling from day one. He was also nice and patient enough with Mazur to show her the shucking ropes.